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The Namesake

The Namesake is a novel by Jhumpa Lahiri that was first published in 2003.


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See a complete list of the characters in The Namesake and in-depth analyses of Gogol (Nikhil) Ganguli, Ashima Ganguli, Ashoke Ganguli, and Moushumi.

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