I loved the way Jhumpa Lahiri has depicted characters in short stories in the book. Be that BOORI MAA in A REAL DURWAN or Mrs Das in title story. Jhumpa succeeds fully in delivering what is the best part of fictional story, which is helping the reader extrapolate himself to the actual story in an engrossing and enchanting way. She does this beautifully by describing the scenery, with vivid details of personalities.
Over all a nice worth reading book