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"The Namesake" is a 2006 film which was released in the United States on March 9, 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City. It was directed by Mira Nair and is based upon the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri, who appeared in the movie. Sooni Taraporevala adapted the novel to a screenplay. The film received positive reviews from American critics.


  1. "The Namesake" is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of Maladies. Moving between events in Calcutta, Boston, and New York City, the novel examines the nuances involved with being caught between two conflicting cultures with highly distinct religious, social, and ideological differences.
    • also known as "The Namesake (movie tie-in edition)"
    • language: English Language
    • characters:
      • Maxine
      • Gogol
      • Ashima
      • Ashoke
      • Sonia
    • genre: Fiction
    • subjects: Literary, Massachusetts
    • released in (12 years ago)
  2. "The Namesake" is a short story by Willa Cather. It was first published in McClure's in March 1907.
  3. "The Namesake" is a book by Robert W. Walker.
    • genres: Autobiography, Biography
    • subject: Military branch
  4. "The namesake" is a book by C. Walter Hodges.


"The Namesake" is the soundtrack album of 2006 film.

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Google previewPlanet India (2008)

The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World by Mira Kamdar

The Namesake is an inspired interpretation of a deft novel about the Indian immigrant experience in the United States,

The Namesake is a landmark film in the evolution of international Indian cinema, based on rich subject matter, with ...

Google previewSomething to Read, for Boys and Girls ... (1908)

by Brookline (Mass.) Public library

The namesake is a girl. ♢Alcott. Jack and Jill. JA355.9 Andersen. Fairy tales. jZ.A54a Baylor. Juan and Juanita. JB346.1 The adventures of a Mexican boy and girl, who were captured by Indians. Bennett.

Google previewSpace, Time, and Cloud: The Emerging Consumer Tech Reality

by Pyrus Elwood

The namesake refers to how the original Internet connected a global network of computers, and ultimately human beings. And so the Internet of Things connects everyday physical objects, such as small items in your home or at the office, ...

Google previewContemporary Indian Writing in English (2005)

Critical Perceptions by N. D. R. Chandra

Therefore, The Namesake is a story extraordinary rich in questioning the substance that characterises our existence or a personality. Its most dominant characteristic feature is our The Namesake: The Physiology of Unruly Emotions 299.

Google previewUtopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures (2012)

by A. Mohan

a function ofadifferent timeand place: five years after Anil's Ghost,a variety ofnovels by expatriate Indians ( JhumpaLahiri's The Namesake is a paradigmatic example) and films (AshutoshGowariker's suggestively titled Swades had enormous ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work (2015)

by Brian Jones

Lahiri's first novel, The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. Indianborn directorMira Nair ...

Google previewFlora's Lexicon (1852)

An Interpretation of the Language and Sentiment of Flowers : with an Outline of Botany : and a Poetical Introd by Catharine Harbeson Waterman

spikes of florets green; And Hawthorn, famed 'mid vernal scene For gracing May's propitious hour Pink-anther'd 'mid its petals pale, And lending fragrance to the gale; Hail'd from its fair and sweet array The namesake of the lovely May.

Google previewEthnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (2015)

by Emmanuel S. Nelson

The Namesake (2003), Lahiri's first novel, continues with and extends the themes of displacement, alienation, and the search for one's identity. Gogol Ganguli, the protagonist of the novel, is born to Indian immigrant parents in Cambridge, ...

Google previewThe Route 66 Encyclopedia (2012)

by Jim Hinckley, James Hinckley

The namesake was Salvador Milan, a major landholder ...

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His namesake, born of Jewish breeder,
Knew 'from the Hyssop to the Cedar;'
But he, unlike the Jewish leader,
Scarce knew the Hyssop from the Cedar.

R. et R. (Charles Lamb)
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