Across the Lakes Book Summary and Study Guide

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'Across the Lakes', a novel by Amal Chatterjee, centres around the lives of four individuals living in mid-90's Calcutta: Putul the upper-class layabout, Meena the middle-class student who is set on a good marriage, John the Scotsman who is searching for his Indian roots, and Choto the slum-dweller who trys to make ends meet. The major themes of the novel include the contrast between rich and poor, modern day India vs. the traditional, and how certain decisions can bring about catastrophic consequences.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Indian from India Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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