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Life of Pi Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1 Chapter 20 Summary

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Part 1 Chapter 20 Summary

The man who introduced Pi to Islam was a Sufi, a Muslim mystic. His name was Satish Kumar. He shared the same surname as Pi's communist, atheist mentor. These two men, Pi says, taught him biology and Islam and were the reason he studied zoology and religion in college. He calls them the prophets of his youth.

Mr. Kumar, the Muslim, had a very personal, loving relationship with God. He and Pi would pray and chant together. Pi felt full of glory when he would leave Mr. Kumar's very small, two-room shack. One day after leaving, he was riding home on his bike, came to the crest of a hill where he could see forever and suddenly felt like he was in heaven. He felt God very close to him. He felt God close to him one other time in Canada, where he saw the...

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