” When I sit down to write, I don’t think about writing about an idea or a given message. I just try to write a story which is hard enough. “


” For years, I sort of would try to write a story that somehow fit the title. And I don’t think it happened for maybe another four years that I actually thought of a story, the plot of a story that corresponded to that phrase. “


” You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I’ve realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn’t feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense. “


” I always think first about the nature of the story. When I had the idea for ‘The Namesake,’ I felt that it had to be a novel – it couldn’t work as a story. “



All 4 Jhumpa Lahiri Quotes about Think in picture


When I sit down to write, I don
For years, I sort of would try to write a story that somehow fit the title. And I don
You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I
I always think first about the nature of the story. When I had the idea for

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