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"It Was Just A Natural, Very Exciting Decision"

Pulitzer winner Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Sheela Reddy some days before her wedding

"It Was Just A Natural, Very Exciting Decision"
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Why did you decide to get married in Calcutta? Has it anything to do with your anxiety to preserve the world and traditions of your parents?

Before I answer that, I would like to say straight off that I want to talk more about my work and less about my personal life. My reasons for coming to get married in Calcutta are complicated and it's very hard to put it into a sentence. People ask me why. To me, it just felt like a very natural and exciting decision. I wanted Alberto to visit India and see Calcutta. All my life I have been coming here and I feel very tied to the city in many ways. But we are planning to have another big reception in New York where we have friends, and my parents too.

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