A little while ago my summer intern dropped by to say Hi (she was on Thanksgiving break), and mentioned something interesting — Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake is being made into a movie by Mira Nair.

Nair, of course, is the amazing director behind Salaam Bombay and Monsoon Wedding (among others). And The Namesake is a fascinating and engaging book I listened to via Audible a few months ago, before going to India.

Some googling confirms the rumor:
Can't wait to see how it comes out!


  1. yeah, i had also heard that she was going to be directing this film...personally i'm very torn when it comes to Mira Nair. Lest we forget vanity fair or kama sutra? *sigh* i think she too easily get's caught up in looking at india romantically and through western - exoticized eyes and as a viewer/indian i find that often to be frustrating... I do love some of her works --like Mississippi Masala and monsoon wedding...

  2. it's an excellent movie, if you haven't seen it yet... :)