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Interpreter of Maladies


Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story “Interpreter of Maladies” comes from her 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection bearing the same title.  It concerns the cultural divide yawning between a tour guide in India who leads an American family of Indian ancestry through an India which is now foreign to them.  



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Interpreter of Maladies (Title)      
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa (Author)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3562 .A316 I58 1999
  • PZ1 .B446235 1999



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Lahiri, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies. 1999.

                    Call Number: PS3562 .A316 I58 1999

  • Tan, Amy (Ed.). Best American Short Stories – 1999. 1999.

                     Call Number: PZ1 .B446235 1999



Reference Materials


  • Critical Survey of Short Fiction. 2nd Revised Ed. – Call Number:  REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o       Vol. 4, pg. 1425

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number:  REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o        Vol. 4, pgs. 2064-2067

  • Short Story Criticism Call Number:  REF PN3321 .S5

o        Vol. 96, pgs. 149-150, 158-160, 167-168, 176-177



Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale


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