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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In the days before Chetan Bhagat, this book provides a humorous account of the clash of the Indian and American cultures. And it is also filled with small small things which we Indians, who travel abroad, ultimately note – clean air which fill your lungs, mundane greenery, calm life, nobody cares about your background.

Even after vacations he gets chances to see and meet naked women of America and to fulfill his fantasy, first at girl’s dormitory, another at an ice show and at a lake party respectively but fails to score. 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.

However, there were scenes in particular that were a bit ‘rape-y’ for my taste and many of the female characters where portrayed as sex-obsessed or were actually prostitutes. Dec 03, Lex Pitra rated it liked it. This way the novel ends without any resolution.


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Write a customer review. However this book was so annoying and stereotypical that I vowed never to take recommendations from friends again, lest I lose respect for them. Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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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. Mathur’s stereotypical Black Americans are little better.

He meets Randy, who welcomes him at the airport and tries to introduce him to the American society and culture. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

I had to struggle to keep myself engaged.

Every chapter of the book is a short story of how this sexually desperate lad fails to find sex. Therefore we have sinned.

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A very funny book though. The Inscrutable Americans – US. The writing here is pretty good. I can see the appeal of the book for a wealthy city-Indian audience with mixed feelings about America — it feeds right into the stereotypes about America that they enjoy the most, while also taking some cheap shots at the Indians they don’t like. This hilarious novel describes one year spent on a small university campus in the US, by an Indian student.

From time to time the book is even funny. Jan 07, Anchit rated it did not like it.

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But, his heart breaks when he finds another man with Sue and spends the next few hours drinking and vomiting. Explore the Home Gift Guide. As I always say, cliched though inscurtable concept, it is the characters that make a story. The letters he writes to his younger brother in India is the most hilarious part of this book!


ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This book manages to touch on darker subjects and still manage to make the reader laugh due to Gopal’s innocent and humorous attitude to the various things which happen to him. His experiences of cultural shocks and immigrant experience will make it hard to put this book down. Much better than the books which have been coming up in the last decade.

A hilarious and poignant novel about an Indian exchange student’s year at a small American university — An engaging look at the clash of Indian culture and an America that is both harsh and exhilarating to a smart but naive foreignerGopal arrives in America from a small town in India prepared for study but decidedly unprepared for the cultural differences he anuray.

He feels lonely and depressed and starts missing his parents and friends in Inscrutanle and also Randy. A humourous insight of Indian students studying in the USA ,it is not. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Too many details and an absolute lack of direction amreicans my interest in Gopal’s fate. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Mar 07, Sandeep Kumar rated it liked it. The transformation of the protagonist is showcased quite well. Here he had to recreate himself, but the basic building block of his new persona was his colour.