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Interpreter of Maladies

Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies is a book collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri published in 1999. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in the year 2000 and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. It was also chosen as The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year and is on Oprah Winfrey's Top Ten Book List. The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian

Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World."

"A Temporary Matter"
"When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine"
"Interpreter of Maladies"
"A Real Durwan"
"Mrs. Sen's"
"This Blessed House"
"The Treatment of Bibi Haldar"
"The Third and Final Continent"

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