Jhumpa Lahiri

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11 July 1967


56 years, 7 month, 23 days, 3 hours, 3 minutes, 24 seconds.
20690 Total days.

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Jhumpa Lahiri is an American Author. Jhumpa Lahiri is a well-known novelist who was born in the United States but grew up in India. Her current age is 56 years, 7 month, 23 days. In addition, she is well-known in the English literary community for her short stories, novels, and essays; more lately, she has also begun writing in Italian. It wasn’t until 1999 that she published her first short story, titled “Interpreter of Maladies,” which went on to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Then, in 2003, she published her debut short story titled “The Namesake,” which later became the basis for the successful motion picture of the same name.

Jhumpa Lahiri was born on July 11th, 1967 in the city of London, which is located in England, UK. Her mother’s name will be changed as soon as possible, but her father’s name is Amar Lahiri, and he is a librarian at the University of Rhode Island. Jhumpa Lahiri is an author. She received all of her education at South Kingstown High School in Washington, and then continued on to Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned various degrees.

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In addition to this, her father is the main character of the concluding short tale titled “The Third and Final Continent,” which can be found in “Interpreter of Maladies.” 1997 was the year that she finished her dissertation, and the title of it was “Accursed palace: The Italian Palazzo on the Jacobean stage (1603-1625)”. William Carroll, an expert in English, and Hellmut Wohl, an expert in art history, served as her primary mentors. Then, between 1997 and 1998, she participated in a fellowship programme at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Centre for a period of two years. Subsequently, she went on to teach creative writing at Boston University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush is the name of Jhumpa Lahiri’s spouse.

He formerly worked as a deputy editor for Time Latin America, and he currently works as the senior editor for Time Latin America. She has two children, Octavio, who was born in 2002, and Noor, who was born in 2005. She currently lives in Rome with her husband and both of her children. Since the beginning of July 2015, she has been serving as a faculty member in the Lewis Centre for the Arts at Princeton University, where she teaches creative writing.Short tales written by Jhumpa Lahiri were, in the beginning, met with a small number of rejections from publishers over a period of years. The next year, in 1999, she released her first collection of short stories under the title Interpreter of Maladies. She labelled this collection of works. This narrative illustrates the delicate challenges faced by Indians and others who immigrated from India. After then, the book went on to sell up to 600,000 copies and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in the year 2000.

Then, in the year 2003, she wrote the book The Namesake, which was her first novel. It recounts the Ganguli family’s history over a period of thirty years and is her first work. After thereafter, the narrative was adapted into a film with the same name, which was directed by Mira Nair and starred Bollywood actress Tabu and Irrfan Khan as Gogol’s parents. The film was featuring Kal Penn as Gogol. In this film, she had a cameo appearance as Aunt Jhumpa, one of the supporting characters. Unaccustomed Earth, her second collection of short tales, was released on the first of April in 2008, and it bears her name. Then, this book accomplished the remarkable feat of having its first week sales debut at number one on The New York Times bestseller list. She has a notable association with The New Yorker magazine, and as a result, she has written a few works of fiction as well as a few works of non-fiction. These works include The Long Way Home and Cooking Lessons.

Beginning in the year 2005, he held the position of vice president at the PEN American Centre, which is an organisation that was established with the goal of encouraging literary camaraderie and intellectual collaboration among authors. In the latter part of the year 2010, she was one of the six people who were appointed to serve as members of the Committee on the Arts and Humanities. In addition to this, she worked in the third season of the HBO television programme In Treatment. During that season, she played the role of Sunil, a widower who moves from India to the United States and battles with both loss and cultural shock.

Stage Name Jhumpa Lahiri
Known As Author
Pet/Nick name Jhumpa Lahiri
Net Worth Yet To Update
Sex/Gender Female
Date of Birth Tuesday, July 11, 1967
Birth Place London, England, UK
Zodiac/Star Sign Yet To Update
Currently Residing In (Address) London, England, UK
Nationality/Ethnicity Indian
Caste Yet To Know
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Dancing, Travelling and Reading

Jhumpa Lahiri Relationship, Affairs And Family:

Home Town London, England, UK
Marital Status Married
Boyfriend(s) None
Husband (s) Alberto Vourvoulias
Children Octavio and Noor
Parents Father : – Amar Lahiri

Mother: – Tila Lahiri

Siblings Brother(s) : – Not Known
Sister(s) : –  Not Known

Physical Characteristics & Traits:

Skin Tone Fair
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Weight (Approx.) in kilograms– 50 kg
in pounds– 110 lbs
Height (Approx.) in centimetres- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Figure Measurements (Approx.)  – (B-H-W)

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Jhumpa Lahiri Bibliography


  • The Namesake (2003)
  • The Lowland (2013)
  • Dove mi trovo (in Italian) (2018)

Jhumpa Lahiri Short-stories

Interpreter of Maladies (1999)

  • “A Temporary Matter” (previously published in The New Yorker)
  • “When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine” (previously published in The Louisville Review)
  • “Interpreter of Maladies” (previously published in the Agni Review)
  • “A Real Durwan” (previously published in the Harvard Review)
  • “Sexy” (previously published in The New Yorker)
  • “Mrs. Sen’s” (previously published in Salamander)
  • “This Blessed House” (previously published in Epoch)
  • “The Treatment of Bibi Haldar” (previously published in Story Quarterly)
  • “The Third and Final Continent”

Unaccustomed Earth (2008)

Part One

  • “Unaccustomed Earth”
  • “Hell-Heaven” (previously published in The New Yorker)
  • “A Choice of Accommodations”
  • “Only Goodness”
  • “Nobody’s Business” (previously published in The New Yorker)

Part Two

  • “Once In A Lifetime” (previously published in The New Yorker)
  • “Year’s End” (previously published in The New Yorker)
  • “Going Ashore”

Jhumpa Lahiri Stories

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  • In altre parole (in Italian) (2015)
  • Translated and published in English as In Other Words (2016)
  • Il vestito dei Libri, (in Italian) (2016)
  • Translated and published in English as The Clothing of Books (2016)

Jhumpa Lahiri Awards

  • 1993 – TransAtlantic Award from the Henfield Foundation
  • 1999 – O. Henry Award for short story “Interpreter of Maladies”
  • 1999 – PEN/Hemingway Award (Best Fiction Debut of the Year) for “Interpreter of Maladies”
  • 1999 – “Interpreter of Maladies” selected as one of Best American Short Stories
  • 2000 – Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 2000 – “The Third and Final Continent” selected as one of Best American Short Stories
  • 2000 – The New Yorker’s Best Debut of the Year for “Interpreter of Maladies”
  • 2000 – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her debut “Interpreter of Maladies”
  • 2000 – James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award for “Indian Takeout” in Food , amp; Wine Magazine
  • 2002 – Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2002 – “Nobody’s Business” selected as one of Best American Short Stories
  • 2008 – Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for “Unaccustomed Earth”
  • 2009 – Asian American Literary Award for “Unaccustomed Earth”
  • 2009 – Premio Gregor von Rezzori for foreign fiction translated into Italian for “Unaccustomed Earth” (“Una nuova terra”), translated by Federica Oddera (Guanda)
  • 2014 – DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for The Lowland
  • 2014 – National Humanities Medal

Jhumpa Lahiri Books


Interpreter of Maladies: Stories of Bengal, Boston and Beyond

2 Unaccustomed Earth Paperback
3 The Lowland Paperback
4 In Other Words Paperback
5 One World: A global anthology of short stories
6 The Namesake
Real Name Nilanjana Sudeshna Lahiri
Profession Author
Schooling South Kingstown High School, Washington
University or College Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Qualification Graduate in Multiple Degree

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