The Inscrutable American #AtoZChallenge

The Inscrutable American
The Inscrutable American

If I have to make a list of Humor books from India, I will definitely put Anurag Mathur’s The Inscrutable America at the top of the list. Published in 1991, the book is the story of Gopal Kumar, son of a wealthy hair oil baron, who moves to USA to do Chemical Engineering.

Gopal is a pre-liberation, pre-internet and pre-globalization days youngster. The only source for him to learn about American culture was Letters to Penthouse!

His interpretation America, its culture and people is so amusing and funny that you can’t stop turning the pages. Its a tiny, 250 pages book, you might complete in couple of hours. If you are having a dull moment, grab the copy and have an instant fun.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. What a coincidence that you selected this word. No, it’s not my word today. I was preparing a post for a couple days from now, and the girl I’m writing about was described in her yearbook as having an “inscrutable expression.”

    Visiting from A to Z ~
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.


    1. Its a world were even exceptions have their own league. “Inscrutable expression has already sold me your post :)”


  2. This sounds interesting. I may have to give this a read. There is certainly plenty of humor to be found in clashing cultures, especially if one has specific expectations. Thanks for the recommendation!


    1. I am certain you will find good humor in here. There might be some stereo-typical jokes but you will not mind because its honest to POV it represents.


  3. Beloo Mehra says:

    Totally agree with your selection! I read this book when it first came out…and guess what, in a few months I had to leave for US myself for higher studies. So you can imagine how adorably helpful this reading proved for me 🙂

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal


    1. Was it really helpful. I doubt that. lol
      But no doubt, this book has its delightful bits and make it a goodread.


  4. Think I should give this book a try… 🙂


    1. Ohh yes, you must 🙂


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