Narcopolis Themes & Motifs

Jeet Thayil
This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Narcopolis.
This section contains 1,967 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Narcopolis Study Guide

India in transformation is a strange and heartbreaking place

India in transformation is a strange and heartbreaking place, argues Jeet Thayil in his novel Narcopolis. The India in which the novel begins is the India of the 1970s, sometime but not a long time after the end of British colonial rule. Indians are now free to fully determine their own lives and their own future. But far too many have embraced freedom irresponsibly rather than responsibly.

Greater freedom means indulgence to many in Indian society. People like Xavier and Rumi indulge in the seedy side of life, while others like Dimple believe it is the only life possible for them. Others, like Rashid, want to capitalize on their position in life, as well as the addictions and selfishness of others – so they open drug houses. At the same time, responsible Indians are thriving in their own lives...

(read more)

This section contains 1,967 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Narcopolis Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Narcopolis from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook