The Namesake Discussion Questions

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

'The Namesake' is a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri about an Indian immigrant that feels caught between his family's Bengali heritage and American culture. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this story.

The Namesake

As a second-generation Indian immigrant, the author, Jhumpa Lahiri, draws on her own experiences in The Namesake, a novel about balancing multiculturalism as an immigrant. The questions in this asset will guide classroom discussions about this novel.

Chapters 1-4

In this section, there are questions related to Gogol's childhood.

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