Cricket is the central motif and backdrop in Selection Day. Give students the opportunity to observe a cricket game on television or in real-life and discuss how the game relates to the novel.
The main characters in Selection Day are primarily Hindu Indians. Develop a research project on Indian culture and discuss how it is portrayed in the novel.
Hinduism and Islam
Two of the main characters in Selection Day are Hindu and Muslim. Develop a research project on the cultures and beliefs of these religions and present it to the class, discussing how these religions are portrayed in the novel.
Javed Ansari, in particular, writes poetry and thinks about poetry in Selection Day. Write a poem that involves the themes, characters, or symbolism from the novel.
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