The Lowland


  • Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher: Vintage Publisher
  • ISBN-13: 9788184005752
  • Pages: 420
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2013


About The Book

The Lowland is the second novel written by Jhumpa Lahiri. It is the story of two brothers from Calcutta coming of age and the consequences of their choices.
Subhash and Udayan were inseparable as brothers during their childhood. But they eventually tread their own ways as they grow older. Subhash goes on to pursue his Ph.D. in the United States, while his brother becomes involved in the Naxal activities in West Bengal. Still, Subhash’s life abroad is influenced by Udayan’s acts in the political movement in India. All Udayan wants to do is to create a better future for his loved ones. In his attempts to realize his dream, he fails to realize the terrible consequences of his choices. This title was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013 and for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2014. It was also a finalist for the

About The Author

Jhumpa Lahiri is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian-American author. Her books delve into the nuances of family lives and the identity crisis that immigrants face, particularly the children. Born in London in 1967 as Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri, she uses her nickname Jhumpa. Her family moved to the United States when she was three and she grew up in Rhode Island. She has completed her masters in English, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and a Doctorate in Renaissance Studies. Ms. Lahiri was selected as a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities by President Obama. Her first published work, a collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies, won a Pulitzer Prize. She has also written: The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth.