‘The Namesake’ written by the famous author Jhumpa Lahiri,is a book which depicts the hatred and shame towards the parents.The book portrays the Character GOGOL,an Indian boy born and grown in the U.S. He creates a hatred towards his own name which his father(Ashoke) has desperately put after a lot of chaos concerning his name.
His father gave him this name because his favorite author was the Russian one Nikolai Gogol.The book has been written in such a way that you feel the enjoyment and misery of each and every word.
When Gogol is five he is been taken to a kindergarten,where when the Principal calls his name ‘Nikhil’,he just doesn’t reply.This is one of the scene in the book which shows the innocence of the little child.The Pulitzer prize winning book is well crafted and well built and a book which gives you the essence of love gratitude.
The book also includes a slight touch of romance between Gogol and his English girlfriend.But when his father dies,he split up with her.
The book which should be read and that you will remember this one forever.