Lazuli,Lapis.. “Jumpa Lahiri’s novel as a tragedy of relations” An International Literary Journal 4.2(2014)
The main argument put forth by the author is that Jumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ is a narration of the agony and anguish her character undergo. Alienation is focal point in the development of her themes. She breathlessly recounted three generations alienating history. In fact she directed alienation into her characters. Alienation runs along with the blood. Circulation. Subash Mitra is more sinned than sinning. His parents were obliged to live emotionally fractured life. Gouri appears sheer selfish and opportunist. She tried hard to shun all her Indian ethinicity but failed largely. Bela is just victim of her parents’ happiness and entragement.
Vijay Mishra’s hypothesis that ‘all diaspories are unhappy’ is one hundred percent correct. Her all characters are emotionally broken. It seems that alienation is part and parcel of their lives. It cieculates into their views constantly.
This research failed to point out the love between the relationships that stood parallel to the theme of alienation in the novel. Its true that love is not the focal point of this research but still it would have been better if the research point out alienation with references to the love and how it failed to support each characters without being alienated.
Dhar,Gulab..”Jumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland a Glimps of Naxalite movement”.International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research,4.1(January 2016).pp(15-19)
The main argument of this article is that in the novel lowland the naxalite movement seem adrift in its larger swaths of time and space, diluted by waves of politics and history. The author tries to say that there are some what rote description of demonstrations, political meets and slogans on the walls, but not a single line of the naxal poetry or songs that flared through India at the time, in numerous languages, and that formed a far more defining aspect of the movement than the badly made bombs and dense theoretical tracts mentioned in the novel.
The limitation of this article is that it failed to give an analysis of the events mentioned from the novel in the article. Author focuses on summarizing the events in this article more than coming up with interpretation after deep analysis. Even though the author says that this is a postcolonial novel, he fails to assert the postcolonial elements in the no0vel. the author also mention in this article about the concept of socialism in this novel, but this idea of finding socialism didn’t extent anywhere other than the word ‘socialism’ which was used for the first time.
Raveendren, P.P.. “Geneologies Of Indian Literature”. Economic and Political Weekly 41.25.2558-2563 (June 24 2006)
A literary sensibility always operates in the context of a unified body of literature and an integrated literary culture. All works of Indian literature without exception share the class and caste bias of tradition of sanskrit based Hindu Orthodoxy. Three issues related to Indian literature are
- Tradition of sanskrit based Hindu orthodoxy
- Question of language that has played crucial role in the construction of the category
- Co-option of the category of the nationalist discourse for the production of the metaphysics of a nationalist literary sensibility