Synopsis: : The Inscrutable Americans 49th Impression
The hilarious Novel describes one year spent on a small University Campus in the U.S.A. by an Indian student. He comes out of a small town, locally reputed to be 'the Paris of Madhya Pradesh'. His English is comically Indian, and his initial notions of America are absurdly inadequate and stereotyped. The theme of the novel is his comic Discovery of America, and his own growth and maturing through his diverse Adventures there. The novel is thus a variation on the form of the bildungsroman with a fool-protagonist, with the difference that the native wit of the protagonist far transcends his linguistic limitations. This novel has thus an acuteness and a depth of meaning which go beyond the obvious comic implications of the chosen initial situation.
Travel Guide r was born in New Delhi and educated at Scindia School (Gwalior), St. Stephen's College (Delhi), and the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma). He lived for three years in the U.S.A. before returning home to India to embark on a Career in Journalism and publishing. He now lives in New Delhi and contributes regularly to leading Indian Magazines and newspapers. He is also The Author of a Travel guide called 22 Days in India.
A fanatical Cricket player, he also plays Tennis and enjoys travelling.
"Anurag Mathur ... is the toast of India's capital ... (His) tale of a subcontinental bumpkin at sea in the American heartland has struck a chord with Indian intellectuals..." - International Herald Tribune
"Anurag Mathur's book brings us face to face with the us from a delightfully new angle... A highly readable book, 'The Inscrutable Americans' is, like (its) protagonist, funny, thoughtful and astute in equal measure." - Business India
"Leafing though Anurag Mathur's 'The Inscrutable Americans', (one) can see that this book must be a very popular read..." - The Telegraph
"There is no self-contempt or post-colonial anguish in 'The Inscrutable Americans', instead there is a boisterous, if comical celebration of both India and America." - The Time of India
"Through his disastrous English and pious judgements (his ears ringing with predictions of doom from mother and grandmother if he so much as looked at beef or girls), Gopal retains a gentle dignity and a startling shrewdness... In the process he arouses an exasperated affection from friends, colleagues, teachers and most of all the readers...." - Indian Express
The Title "The Inscrutable Americans " is written by Anurag Mathur. This book was published in the year 2010. The ISBN number 8171670407|9788171670406 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 49th Impression edition. This book has total of pp. 247 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Rupa & Co.. We have about 3289 other great books from this publisher. The Inscrutable Americans is currently Available with us.