Swimming Lessons Topics for Discussion

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What is the significance of cricket in this collection and how does it serve to tie the stories together?

How does the educational system encourage voyeurism in Indian boys? How is their sexuality depicted?

Are Parsis (Zoroastrians) unfairly depicted in these stories, as Kersi's parents complain? What positive and negative impressions have you formed from reading about them?

How is water used as a symbol in these stories?

What roles does music play in these short stories?

Who is the most sympathetic character in the book and what elevates him or her above others in your view?

Who is the least sympathetic character in the book, and what makes him or her despicable to you?

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