Textile enthusiast Kam Chandan-Whittle on The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

At Summer Stories, we've asked our favourite do-ers and changemakers for their best summer story. 


“My summer read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri felt like I was getting an insight into my parents lives emigrating to the UK 50 years ago and a little bit about my own life being a second generation Indian. Set in the States and built around the concept of cultural identity, family loyalties, spanned over three generations. I felt really connected to this book.  It made me think more deeply about belonging. A beautifully written story that’s gentle, moving and insightful.”


Kam Chandan-Whittle is the London-based creator of Chandan Whittle, a homewares line that shares the magic of India in brilliant colour.