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    Amreekandesi: Masters of America (English, Paperback, Atulya Mahajan)

    Amreekandesi: Masters of America  (English, Paperback, Atulya Mahajan)

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    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Ebury Press
    • ISBN: 9788184003956, 8184003951
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 318
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    Description

    Amreekandesi: Masters Of America is a novel that tells the story of two Indian boys who dream of living in America.

    Summary Of The Book

    Atulya Mahajan’s debut novel Amreekandesi: Masters Of America is a story of two Indian boys with the same dream of making a career in America. With a touch of satire, the story relates how these Indian students meet in the US while they are searching for their fabled American Dream. The protagonists of this novel are Akhil Arora and Jaspreet Singh, who are fated to become friends in this foreign land.

    These two characters come from different states in India – one is from Delhi and the other is from Punjab. Akhil Arora is portrayed as a young engineer studying in Delhi craves freedom from his overbearing family and wants to prove to them that he is capable of managing his own life.

    Jaspreet Singh comes from a small town in Punjab and calls himself Jassi. He wishes to live the American dream, akin to the movie American Pie. Jassi and Akhil meet in Florida and become roommates. While studying in the States, they take up jobs for survival. They become close friends and share their hopes and dreams with each other.

    Both of them are on extreme opposites as far as their perspectives are concerned. Akhil, is an ardent patriot and he wishes to return to India after spending a few years abroad. On the other hand, Jassi does not want to carry on with his Indian identity as it makes him feel embarrassed and uncomfortable. So, he has a plan to look for an American girl and settle down in America. While Akhil falls in love with Nandita, a girl he met on the flight; Jassi’s dream of living an American life is shattered at every step.

    In Amreekandesi: Masters Of America the author has included his witty insights and humorous anecdotes. While chronicling the classic experience of an immigrant, the author highlights the identity crises and survival in a foreign place. He highlights how people change when they live in a foreign land. 

    About Atulya Mahajan  

    Atulya Mahajan is an Indian author and is the creator of the Indian satire blog amreekandesi.com. Professionally a technologist in an investment bank, Atulya Mahajan went to the US in 2004 to complete his Master's degree. He worked there for five years and then returned to India. He started his blog while studying in the US and used it as a platform to share his experiences of people living in a foreign land. Besides this blog, Mahajan also works with the Crest Edition of The Times of India as a columnist and writes occasional humor.

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    Entertaining read

    Amreekandesi manages to bring back days you have spent in the US. If you haven't been able to then you know how exactly it feels out there esp. for Indian students. One of those books which are not easy to put down once you have started if you like humor as a genre. Now waiting for this to become a movie (which I certainly feel it will).
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    If you like funny, realistic and light stories for a relaxed day, this is your pick

    A big fan of the author! The style of writing is amazing! Its funny in such a genuine way that you would just have to laugh! Light read, perfect for a Sunday Afternoon :) ! It captures the essence of both sides of the coin 'Amreekan ' and ' desi ' so perfectly that you would just want to read on !
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    Akriti

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    unbiased review of Amreekandesi

    I got an insight of this book from the author’s twitter handle. His sense of humor is obviously judgmental but extremely tacky, worth a follow. He is flawless in exhibiting presence of mind to describe simple everyday parts n parcels of life into a laughter riot. His ability in galvanizing comedy and drama shows his ability to exhibit even minute issues as tremendous funny episodes of life.
    The story is a next door comprehension of Indian household and their American Dreams with all puns inte...
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    Sohini Basu

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    4 Sep, 2013

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    A book suitable for cliche lover school kids

    What you expect is some new content in this book. Perhaps even the REAL problems facing our country or the EDU system. But what you get is random lame digs at relatives,parents and small town India.

    The protagonist is such a loser that he slashes himself for his girl. And then eventually like a fairytale everything falls back in place at the end. Absolutely unrealistic.
    I thought this guy writes good columns so his book would be great. How mistaken I was.
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    Nikhil Tewari

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    3 Jan, 2015

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    Very predictable and boring book

    was like any other regular ABCD based book . Quite predictable story . Hoping to see if the other books are better than this.
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    Arjun rajagopal

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    7 Jan, 2014

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    Simple & Nice!

    A very decent book, very simple written n seems like you can actually feel everything happening around you only.. though with a few grammatical mistakes. ;)
    The book focuses on one of the chaps more than the other but still it manages to keep you busy throughout. I would surely recommend reading this one, unless you're very fond of high funda books.. ;)
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    Swati Khanna

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