Jhumpa Lahiri Quotes and Biography 2022

Jhumpa Lahiri is an American author who is 55 years of age as of the year 2022, She was born on 11th July of 1967 and she was born in London, England, UK. Nilanjana Sudeshna Jhumpa Lahiri is the birth name of the famous Jhumpa Lahiri who is an author of her kind known for her short stories, novels and essays in English, and, more recently, in Italian too. She is not only a writer but also an actress who is well-known for her works such as In Treatment in the year of 2008, The Namesake in the year 2006 and Italy Italy in 2017. She was married with Alberto Vourvoulias on 15th January 2001 and they also have been blessed with two children.


Her debut collection of short stories named Interpreter of Maladies in the year of 1999 has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Hemingway Award and also her very first novel, The Namesake in the year of 2003 was adapted as a movie with the same name as of the novel. It was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was also made as a movie. Another work of hers named Unaccustomed Earth in the year of 2008, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.


Early life, Family and Relationship

Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London to the Indian immigrants from West Bengal, India. They moved to the United States of America when she was just a three year old kid. She thinks of herself as an American and has stated that she wasn’t born there she might as well have;  Jhumpa was brought up in Kingston, Rhode Island. Her father worked as a librarian in the University of Rhode Island.


Father: Amar Lahiri

Mother: Tapati Lahiri

Brothers: N/A

Sisters: N/A


Jhumpa Lahiri’s mother always wanted her children to grow up with the knowledge of Bengali heritage and her family people often went to their relatives in Calcutta which is now Kolkata.


Success and career

Jhumpa Lahiri’s stories in her start as a writer faced a lot of rejection from the publishers for years and her debut short story collection named Interpreter of Maladies, was at last released in the year of 1999.  The stories speak about the sensitive dilemmas in the lives of Indians or Indian immigrants with concepts like marital difficulty and the children and the point of not having a connection with the first and second-generation United States immigrants.

Jhumpa Lahiri Quotes


1 War will bring the revolution revolution will stop the war.

2 Somehow, bad news, however ridden with static, however filled with echoes, always manages to be conveyed.

3 Pack a pillow and blanket and see as much of the world as you can.You will not regret it.

4 That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

5 Translation continues to be the force that creates global readership.

6 It’s easier to surrender to confinement.

7 Every one of you out there has a secret, I know it. We all do.

8 We are all humans and we all make mistakes. We hurt people even if we don’t want to.

9 Isolation offered its own form of companionship.

10 The first sentence of a book is a handshake, perhaps an embrace.

11 He learned not to mind the silences.

12 The unknown words remind me that there’s a lot I don’t know in this world.

13 There is no such thing as a perfect name.

14 Even a novel drawn from reality, faithful to it, is not the truth, just as the image in the mirror is not a person in flesh and blood. It remains, that is, an abstraction, no matter how realistic, how close to the facts

15 Stretched to the breaking point by all that now stood between them, but at the same time refusing to break.

16 There had been nothing worse than waiting for it to come; the void that followed was easier to bear than the solid weight of those days.

17 Fiction is the only way I know a human being can inhabit the mind of another human being.

18 In a world of diminishing mystery, the unknown persists.

19 The better I understand the language, the more confusing it is.

20 A transformation, especially one that is deliberately sought, is often perceived as something disloyal, threatening.

21 If the process of writing is a dream, the book cover represents the awakening.

22 Everything is there.

23 Most people trusted in the future, assuming that their preferred version of it would unfold.

24 I just wanted to go home, to the language in which I was known, and loved.

25 Books are the best means private, discreet, reliable of overcoming reality.

26 The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.

27 Remember that you and I made this journey together to a place where there was nowhere left to go.

28 learning was an act of rediscovery, knowledge a form of remembering.

29 As strange as it seemed, I knew in my heart that one day her death would affect me, and stranger still, that mine would affect her.

30 Most people trusted in the future, assuming that their preferred version of it would unfold.

Jhumpa Lahiri Quotes and Biography 2022


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