Read “A Real Durwan” in Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri and three literature analysis articles.
Write a personal response of 200 to 250 words based on ONE of the following prompts:
Is Boori Ma a real durwan or not in “A Real Durwan”, and why or why not?
One feminist analysis of this story suggests that Lahiri points out how women are seen as “replaceable and disposable” and that they must enter the “unorganized, underground economy” in order to survive. Do you agree with this analysis? Support your claim. What connections can you make in our own culture?