Study Questions for Chapters 5-7 of Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake

At this point, Nikhil/Gogol truly begins his public life, his life outside the family. This movement, of course, continues development of the assimilation, naming, and identity themes while fundamentally altering the context through Gogol's relationships with women and his encounters with their families. Consider the following issues as you review the chapters: