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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This article has multiple issues. He even goes to a massage parlour and makes unwanted sexual advances repeatedly even after being warned.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. I still have it somewhere in my cupboard. Much of America — like the game of football — remains fairly baffling to him, but he does adapt his ways soon: 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.

Fun book to read about the findings on an orthodox indian studying in the U. Extremely horrible grammar throughout the book. It abruptly stops being funny and gets a little annoying. I remember reading this book over 4 yrs ago sitting on a bus. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book helped me get back into reading. Scenes From An Executive Life 2.

Anurag Mathur (Author of The Inscrutable Americans)

He lived for three years in the US before returning home to India to embark znurag a career in journalism and publishing. How the fast pacedness of America was lost on Gopal! The reference to racism, poverty in USA.


Mathur’s stereotypical Black Americans are little better. A fairly easy read. 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. Want to Read saving…. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Books by Anurag Mathur. I laughed so hard the old man sitting next to me actually had to get up and change his seat because he thought I was mad!! It was funny cover-to-cover, and the author captures the immigrant experience of culture clash really well.

Mar 07, Sandeep Kumar rated it liked it. Our website has detected that you are using an outdated browser. Exposure to women — far more sexually aggressive and willing than he can conceive of — flummoxes him repeatedly, and even Randy’s well-meaning best efforts to get him laid end awkwardly.

Start reading The Inscrutable Americans on your Kindle in under inscurtable minute. Good move, I’d say. Within this mode, one issue dominates. For one long year, he attempts to get laid, and fails.

The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur

Title and Author Game. Reading Share with friends: I can’t forget the amusing language the book had and reading it was such a fun then. Even though now, on reflection, I find it offensive Though he wouldn’t admit it to anyone, Gopal thought one of the most glorious sights in America was the popping open of cans.

He now lives in New Delhi and contributes regularly to leading Indian magazines and newspapers. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. His experiences of cultural shocks and immigrant experience will make it hard to put this book down. Feb 18, Loveena Mathews rated it it was ok. Now even faster with our new mobile apps. His English is comically Indian, and his initial notions of America are absurdly inadequate and stereotyped.


You see there aren’t many books that make me laugh out loud. So why did the book felt boorish at times, repetitive at others?

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People who understand humor. A fanatical cricket player, he also plays tennis and enjoys travelling. In this and many other respects, India has closed the gap with the United States by leaps and bounds while America has, of course, also made considerable advances from this pre-Internet era.

Dec 12, Sheelalipi Sahana rated it liked it. Gopal learns a bit about America’s racial problems — the star football player is black, and shows him the local ‘hood, a part of America Gopal never knew existed — but on the whole Gopal achieves little true insight into American minds and ways yes, they remain inscrutable to him ; typically, a Thanksgiving visit to Randy’s family goes horribly wrong.

Gopal-the-village-boy’s innocence has been portrayed quite convincingly and his obsession with Jajau’s Hair Oil Factory is hilarious. Feb 05, Dr.

Gopal at first assumes Randy is a description rather than a name, and he isn’t far wrong.

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.

Not his own achievements, not his family’s affluence, everything was beyond the curtain ammericans mirrors with which America bounded itself.