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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Is it because I have done some wrong? I have wasted precious hours reading this book. He is shaken on seeing the poverty in the richest of all lands and on the notion that white Americans separate black ones from them and do not care of them. Get your own copy here. Minuscule eyes peered like mice from behind the protective layers. Not his amsricans achievements, not his family’s affluence, everything was beyond the curtain of mirrors with which America bounded itself.

The book has an excellent pace that builds up gradually, reaching a glorious high towards the climax pun intended- those who’ve read this will know what I’m referring to – view spoiler [Gopal’s first sex on the plane during his journey back India hide spoiler ] One of the lines that I can never forget from this book is “Are red haired girls, red all over?

Please try again later. Buy the selected items together This item: The Inscrutable Americans – US. I didn’t care anymore because all Gopal wanted to do, for the next ninety pages or so was to get laid. No trivia or quizzes yet.


Some facts, some truth, some exaggerations, some outright outrageous – that would be my coment. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

This stirring, powerful novel never sugarcoats its themes or characters; what emerges is a hard-won realism and a compelling look at one corner of the postwar world. 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 quite sick of it. America was still alien to me, and reading story of a guy who had probably funnier English than mine was a complete amusement.

Too many details and an absolute lack of direction ruined my interest in Gopal’s fate. People who understand humor. He even goes to a massage parlour and makes unwanted sexual advances repeatedly even after being warned. It started off really well!

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His arm turned half circles and his fingers snapped in time to some invisible music. Oct 30, Ashwini rated it it was ok. Those that have had a similar expeience might see the other three.

It doesn’t tunnel deep into the human psyche as The Inheritance of Loss but if you’re in mood for a light and cheesy novel for a train journey, you may very well try out this one. This article contains content that is written like an advertisement.

It revolves around his life in America and how he adjusts to the American culture. Customers who bought this item also bought. Now even faster with our new mobile apps. A humourous insight of Indian students studying in the USA ,it is not. It’s usually amusing and sometimes hilarious as he tries to understand American customs and idioms with the help of his young mentor, Randy, a fellow student assigned by the dean to show him around.


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.

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Our website has detected that you are using an outdated browser. I can’t forget the americahs language the book had and reading it was such a fun then.

Here are all the Black characters in the entire book: The more than cheerful prof. 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 ihscrutable time and class fare abroad.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Most surprising thing about America is it is full of Americans. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Much of America — like the game of football — remains fairly baffling to him, but he does adapt his ways soon: The letters he writes to his younger brother in India is the most hilarious part of this book!

You see there aren’t many books that make me laugh out loud. During his journey to the airport he discovers a part of New York from where his bewilderment starts right from the American girls, new gadgets, americnas naked billboards, vegetarian cats and continues with telephone and multi channeled color TV.