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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Summary
Kiran Desai

Everything you need to understand or teach Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai.

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Summary

Plot Summary

"Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard," is a tale of a young man named Sampath Chawla who lives in the town of Shahkot, India. He is born on the night a severe drought ends when a ferocious monsoon sweeps over the region. Immediately following his birth, the Swedish Red Cross makes a food drop right in front of Sampath's house. The people in the community of Shahkot are convinced that Sampath is destined to be an important man. Not only does he bring on the much needed rain, he causes the Red Cross, flying over Shahkot, to drop food for the hungry people. Sampath's eccentric mother and demanding father are not so sure about their baby becoming a great man. To Kulfi, his mother, he is an odd looking alien with a large brown birthmark on his face.

Twenty years later, Sampath has not yet lived up to the...

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The Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Study Pack contains about 68 pages of study material in 2 products, including:
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