Transcending the Politics of "Where You're From": Postcolonial Nationality and Cosmopolitanism in Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies

Elizabeth Jackson


Globalization is producing a new kind of fictional writing which may be better described as cosmopolitan than postcolonial because it moves beyond the cultural categories described in postcolonial theory without ignoring inequalities of power. This article analyses Jhumpa Lahiri's short story collection Interpreter of Maladies by way of example.


cosmopolitanism; Jhumpa Lahiri; Interpreter of Maladies; postcolonial literature; nationalism

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