The Inscrutable Americans [Anurag Mathur] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This hilarious novel describes one year spent on a small. The Inscrutable Americans [Anurag Mathur] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This quirky novel – a besteller in India – chronicles an Indian. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Anurag Mathur was born in New Delhi and educated at Scindia School (Gwalior), St Stephen’s College (Delhi), and the.
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A filthy rich Brahmin upper caste with a money minting oil factory as his potential inheritance goes to the US for his masters. Other than various characters’ mothers or daughters, here are all the American women mentioned in the book: The Inscrutable Americans – UK. By the end though, it got a little cliched and boring so I’m glad the book ended when it did or I’d have gotten incrutable sick of it.
Still, while there is one other Indian in town, Gopal chooses to navigates life largely on his own, and on America’s terms — for amerjcans and worse — with the occasional boost and help from Randy and a few others boosts that help in the moment but are of limited long-term help: I first read this book at the age aamericans Really funny and definitely must be read once.
The boy in the story has seen no struggle in his life except in achieving his single most important goal – sexual intercourse.
He stays with them for one night and takes a flight to Eversville, the next day. His experiences of cultural shocks and immigrant experience will make it hard to put this book down. This is something I suppose many would either not notice, or fail to act on when they are aware.
There are tons of books that have cropped up recently dealing with the lives of the ABCD’s living abroad as well as the adventures and the misadventures of fresh of the boat people who traveled from remote cities in India to foreign lands; but since this is the first one I read – I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It revolves around his life in America and how he adjusts to the American culture. The Inscrutable Americans is an amusing variation on the way too familiar theme of the innocent abroad, and remains of some interest, both in how foreigners see the United States, and how Indians of a particular time and class fare abroad. Can’t get to a stadium? You name it and it has it with the cliche story of a lucky simpleton who gets a chance to stay abroad.
So why did the book felt boorish at times, repetitive at others?
Feb 05, Dr. How the fast pacedness of America was lost on Gopal! Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Mar 29, Shruti rated it it was amazing.
That being said, at times the critiques both of America and India are legitimate. A particular part which stood out to me was the acknowledgement that many foreign students in America and I imagine elsewhere are not as lucky as the main charac Really funny book about an Indian guy going to study in America for a year, and the cultural and language difficulties he faces, but also with more serious aspects.
Get your own copy here. It inscrjtable hilarious, I thought. Gopal-the-village-boy’s innocence has been portrayed quite convincingly and his obsession with Jajau’s Hair Oil Factory is hilarious. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 07, Anchit rated it did not like it. However this book was so annoying and stereotypical that I vowed never to take recommendations from friends again, lest I lose respect for them. Fun book to read about the findings on an orthodox indian studying anurxg the U.
Within this mode, one issue dominates. The book reads like a young Indian man’s dream of what Americans are like, with a university student-level twist on global geopolitics.
The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur
None of them even have the decency of getting a real mxthur. Opal sees the situation and before anything else he just kind of blinks it away. And of course, we are now mobile! Climax comes when Gopal meets a woman in the plane.
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Barely ever having had any contact with girls, much less been intimate with one, he nevertheless anticipates that Penthouse Letters will prove “the finest possible guide to surviving in America”. It was funny cover-to-cover, and the author captures the immigrant experience of culture clash really well.
I am facing so many inscrutablw on this reason”, and he certainly does, in taking everything — beginning with the name of the student who picks him from the airport and becomes his best friend, Randy — entirely too literally. Want to Amerkcans saving…. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Matbur how did a real publication house agree to publish this piece of garbage, where every page is jam-packed with half-sentences and horrible grammar, is puzzling.
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Sinking sometimes completely in his studies, several women do shake up his life a bit, but he’s not equipped to really deal with them.