The Inscrutable Americans is based on the story of a naive Indian student Gopal, who goes to the United States of America to pursue his education in a university there. The book depicts how he explores the new foreign land and about how he matures after experiencing adventurous encounters.
Summary Of The Book
The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur is the story of a naive Indian boy in the United States of America who finds everything bewildering, but happens to get influenced and later finds himself enjoying and getting absorbed in the American culture. In short, it’s the story of an alien in a new foreign land.
Gopal Kumar, who hails from an affluent family who have been running a hair oil business for many decades, travels to the United States of America to pursue his higher education. He is welcomed by his friends Sushant and Sunil. He stays at their place for a day and goes ahead to his destination, the town Eversville, where he meets his friend Randy, who introduces to him the culture and society of the new foreign land. He studies Chemical Engineering at the university in Eversville.
Every aspect of America, despite the town of Eversville being remote and tiny in size, the culture, the language, the girls, new electrical gadgets, numerous television channels, everything seemed to be amusing to him.
He realises the amount of opportunities one has at these institutions. He gets aware of the darker side of America, the poor people, and the oppressed Blacks. He soon becomes lonely during the Christmas vacation and starts missing his friends and family. Finally after the completion of his one year course, he bids adieu to America to return to his homeland, taking back with him memories of the year spend in America. And there is a turning point in his life, during his flight travel to India, when he meets the one who turns all his fantasy into reality.
About Anurag Mathur
Anurag Mathur is an Indian novelist and journalist.
Anurag Mathur has also written 22 Days in India, Popat Lal Bhindi, A Life Lived Later – Poems, Are All Women Leg-Spinners Asked The Stephanian, Scenes From An Executive Life and Making The Minister Smile.
He hails from New Delhi. He did his schooling at Gwalior and graduated from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and did his Master’s at the University of Tulsa. He currently resides in New Delhi, pursuing his journalistic career.
Its an 1990's rich indian's visit to US university...life turns when he is there!
Nothing Great !!!
Certified Buyer, New Delhi
Could have been better!
90s classic, not for 2010s
Jai prakash Mundhra
hilarious novel (discount just for show by flipkart)
Certified Buyer, New Delhi
One Pleasant Read.