The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur is the story of Gopal Kumar, from a small town Jajau in Madhya Pradesh, who goes to the USA for his higher studies. He belongs to a rich family who has been in the Hair Oil business for generations and plans to pursue a Diploma in Chemical Engineering to carry forward his family business of hair oil. When he reaches New York, two Indians, Sunil and Sushant, receive him at the airport and he stays with them for one night before going to Eversville, where he will study in the university.
The books talks about his observations, comparisons, experiences in the United States, the problems he faces because of language and cultural differences and the temptations he succumbs to. His letters to his ‘Beloved Younger Brother’ are funny to say the least.
I liked the book, maybe, because, I could relate to the nineties when the US Dollar was worth thirteen rupees and Coke was not available in India.
Book Source: Gifted