The Lowland is the second novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, published by Alfred A. Knopf and Random House in 2013.
It is the one of the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Baileys women prize for fiction.
The novel is about two brothers who come of age in the 1950s and 60s in the city of Calcutta. When one of the brothers becomes involved in the Naxalite movement in the late 1960s, their paths diverge and one of them goes to the United States and the other one stays behind to take part in the movement. The book is about the consequences of each of their choices.
It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for the year 2013.