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When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine — Jhumpa Lahiri. A young Pakistani girl named Lilia is living in New England. It is when her and her parents meet their new neighbor Mr. He frequently visits their home for dinner, and becomes an integral part of their family. Even though the neighbors share a cultural connection, the war in Pakistan creates tension between them.

Lilia learns how war can create fear and uncertainty, even when you live far away from the conflict. I liked the first story of the anthology better than this one, but I still enjoyed reading this. This story is about a young girl, Lilia, who lives with her parents. A man named Mr.

After getting to know him a little bit more she understands that his family is living in war in India or Pakistan. He brings her candy, and she cherishes everything from him.

I think the theme of loss and longing is prevalent, and it seemed more real because it was coming from a young girl. I really felt empathy for Mr. I wanted him to feel better and be happy! I really enjoyed Lilia as a character because she was vulnerable in just the right ways. She also valued everything that she had in her possession, but was never greedy. I think that was an interesting trait to give her, but it worked well with the story.

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Lilia, a year-old daughter of an Indian American couple is the narrator of the story which is set in at a time when there was a civil war going on between East Pakistan and West Pakistan. Her parents who had recently migrated to America had the feeling of separation. Every day he would use to bring candies for Lilia. Mr Pirzada belonged to Decca and was a Bengali.


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Review: When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine – Jhumpa Lahiri

In the autumn of , Mr. Pirzada is from Dacca, then a part of Pakistan. He left behind his wife and seven daughters for a fellowship to study the foliage of New England. Dacca had been invaded by the Pakistani army and torched and shelled. Thousands of people were tortured or killed. Although Mr.


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