|No. of Pages:||318|
About the book
Akhil Arora, a young, dorky engineer in Delhi, can't wait to get awayfrom home and prove to his folks that he can be on his own. Meanwhile in a small townin Punjab, Jaspreet Singh, aka Jassi, is busy dreaming of a life straight out of AmericanPie. As fate would have it, they end up as roommates in Florida. But the two boys arepoles apart in their perspectives and expectations of America. While Akhil is fiercelypatriotic and hopes to come back to India in a few years, Jassi finds his Indian identity anuncomfortable burden and looks forward to finding an American girl with whom he canlive happily ever after.Laced with funny anecdotes and witty insights, Amreekandesi chronicles the quintessentialimmigrant experience, highlighting the clash of cultures, the search for identity, and thequest for survival in a foreign land.
About the Author
Atulya Mahajan is the author of amreekandesi.com, a popular Indian satire blog. Bornand raised in Delhi, he moved to the US in 2004 for his Masters and stayed on for fiveyears before returning to India, in a Swades-inspired moment. During his time in the US,he started his blog to chronicle the lives of Indians living abroad, and this book is theculmination of that vision. He also writes occasional humour columns for the Times ofIndia, Crest Edition.Ever since he returned to India, Atulya has spent thousands of hours shouting at random taxidrivers and motorcyclists who overtake him from the wrong side. If you want to see himconvert into the Hulk, just honk at him at a red light.When not busy writing hilarious pieces, Atulya works at an investment bank as a technologist.He claims to be the first man ever to have 24-pack abs, and has reportedly tried about 485remedies to stop hairfall, though none of them seem to have worked.
|Title:||Amreekandesi: Masters of America||Publisher:||Random House|
|No. of Pages:||318|
When I first received this book, I was elated no end. The cover design was very flashy and the title was too sarcastic. I was looking forward for a hilarious tale. Well, I found just that - a hilarious tale. The story about two boys - Akhil and Jaspreet, who go abroad for different reasons. The most hilarious part of the book is the narration itself. The author made every incident faced by the protagonists sound hilarious. During the later half of the story, Akhil's character slips into a bit emotional side. Even then, the comic experiences of Jaspreet filled in the humour part. The only and big negative about the book is its size. 200 pages of coemdy is enjoyable. But 310 pages, is way too boring. Overall, the book is worth the bucks..
Book is well-defined according to the mindset of people who dream to be in America. It tells how people get dragged into unwanted activities and forget their target for which they leave their home land. Book is entertainnig initially. The doubt of parents is certified properly. Writer writes in a very simple language which makes the book readable. I would surely suggest all of you to go with this debut work of Atulya Mahajan. It can be read once.
This is a book for all the students aspiring to go to US and also for the parents.