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Parent Panel on Immigration

As part of the sophomore class’ reading of “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, the English departmentwelcomed a panel of parents to speak about cultural identity and their experience with immigration. The novel focuses on an Indian family who has moved to America and struggles to maintain the balance between their Indian roots and new American life. Touching on themes of the novel, the student moderators asked questions about the importance of food, identity, and immigration across generations. The English department also hosted a book club event for parents about “The Namesake.” With the help of junior parents Manish and Nupur Anand, the English department is working on a possible spring break trip to India in 2024 that would be a cultural tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.