Amreekandesi – Masters of America has ratings and 51 reviews. Aastha said: I don’t know why I bother to pick up Indian authors at all. Even if they’r. “Amreekandesi: Masters of America” is Atulya Mahajan’s first ever novel. But he is surely not a novice on the literary scene. He has regaled. : Amreekandesi: Masters of America () by Atulya Mahajan and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Akhil Arora, a young, dorky engineer in Delhi, cant wait to get away from home and prove to his folks that he can be on his own.

Meanwhile in a small town in Punjab, Jaspreet Singh, aka Jassi, is busy dreaming of a life straight out of American Pie. As fate would have it, they end up as roommates in Florida.

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But the two boys are poles apart in their perspectives and expect Akhil Arora, a young, dorky engineer in Delhi, cant wait to get away from home and prove to his folks that he can be on his own. But the two boys are amreekanesi apart in their perspectives and expectations of America.

While Akhil is fiercely patriotic and hopes to come back to India in a few years, Jassi finds his Indian identity an uncomfortable burden and looks forward to finding an American girl with whom he can live happily ever after.

Laced with funny anecdotes and witty insights, Amreekandesi chronicles the quintessential immigrant experience, highlighting the clash of cultures, the search for identity, and the quest for survival in a foreign land. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Amreekandesi – Masters of Ameriicaplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Amreekandesi – Masters of America.

Lists with This Amreekkandesi. Jun 30, Aastha rated it did not like it. I don’t know why I bother to pick up Oc authors at all.

Even if they’re not found faulting on their grammatical skills, they amfrica hardly cook up a story that doesn’t involve colleges and sex. View all 4 comments. Jul 31, Abhilash Ruhela rated it really liked it.

Not every book gets completed in the time span of 3 hours or a day. Since 11th July, I am trying to complete this book but it took almost more than half of the month to get completed. Now as I am done with it, I won’t take time to review it in this month itself otherwise it would be more embarrassing to write about it in August. With this book, he has certainly made it sure that he can get much better with his next book and one will surely give a thought in reading him once again.

The cover page of the book is exciting as well as rocking- the way two youngsters are shown making weird faces. The way he has written this book makes you observe that he definitely has potential and skill to write a wonderful story with humor embedded in it every now and amegica. Secondly, while reading this book you realize that this is not the best by the author as you find some wonderful events partially and hence, you know that if he writes the whole book with best of his potentials, he can certainly surprise the readers with lots of ingredients worth reading and remembering.


Writer has command over the language, his narration skills are fine, his story-telling style is simple, he isn’t trying to copy anyone in the vicinity and he’s not over-exaggerating his story in the back-cover synopsis.

For all this reason, Atulya Mahajan stands high in my list of debutante whom I’ll definitely pick for the 2nd time even when I didn’t find their book an “excellent” read. Initially, the book is comic and you get excited to go through this adventure where you’ll die laughing. The parallel stories of two boys in India just gotten an opportunity to shift to America for studies is an awesome read. The comments on them by their relatives and familiar people for choosing America over the best institutes in India made amerca laugh.

The reaction of parents is certified properly. The humor content in the first few pages of the book is so cherishing that I started expecting a lot which disappointed me later on. Akhil’s story throughout is a wonderful tale. Even his father’s 7 days in America is what I’ll akreekandesi remember this book for. His trauma every time he feels that he is doing wrong is nicely expressed. With Jassi’s episode, initially its wonderful but later on there’s not much character in his story.

It is quite focused on his will to sleep with girls. Though writer has already declared in synopsis that he dreams to be a character of “American Pie” so it’s my mistake that I tried to look beyond this.

But everything gets compensated with Akhil’s part. In all, the book is written wonderfully. It could have been a perfect read if it would not have exceeded pages. You feel at parts that the book is being dragged even though there’s not much in the story to speak about. I would give 3. And I am definitely looking forward to his next work.

Aug 02, Amerida Sinha rated it liked it. Two boys, Akhil and Jassi, with diverse dreams in their eyes, fly off to the United States. While the former wants to study hard and pursue a great career, Jassi dreams of having the best time of his life in Amreeka, in the midst of pretty girls who would fall in love with him instantly and go to any extent to gain his attention. In their respective quests, they encounter troubles and hardships, but eventually manage to brave them strongly, in turn emerging as a better and more matured person.

Their goals are redefined, and they understand their lives better. Atulya Mahajan, the author, weaves the flavor of Amreeka and the aspirations of the Indian desis who move there to achieve bigger dreams.

Atulya was born and raised in Ameriica. He went to the United states to study his Masters. Five years later, he returned back to his motherland. During his stay in the US, he launched his blog amreekandesi. The blog later gave shape to this book. Atulya also writes humor columns for the Times of India, Crest Edition. The mannerisms and way of living of young Indians, who go there to pursue education, is defined in bold.

While some stay on track, focused on their fixed goals, others stray away in lure of drugs and girls and fall petty victims to other distractions.

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This novel is an account of the journey of these Amreekandesis. Often, the pleasure of reading a good story can be marred due to poor editing, with grammatical errors reflected here and there.

This happens for a lot of new authors, and quite frequently these days. However, thankfully, you wouldn’t find any such flaws in this book. Sometimes, small errors in printed words do rob your attention from the book. However, what I was really looking for in this book were the funny moments that would make you laugh out loud. True, the author has packed punches at certain points in the plot, and has tried his earnest best to bring out the laughs, but somewhere, the book falls short of the fun quotient.


Also, a few of the problems encountered by the protagonists seem to have got solved quite easily. For example, when Akhil tells his mother about being in love with a Bengali girl, she agrees instantly. The author could have added a bit more twist in these segments, and that would have made the story a lot more interesting.

This book, nevertheless, manages to keep you engrossed, and you wish that the characters get their share of happiness. You want Akhil and Jassi to fall in love, and they do. This is a feel good story and does hold a lot of promise. I would surely recommend it to readers who like light hearted stories.

Amreekandesi – Masters of America

Sep 01, VaultOfBooks rated it really liked it. The author has creatively and accurately portrayed the difficulties he faces to convince Mommy Dearest to let him go and then the ones that arise once he reaches there. It reveals how he and his other By Atulya Mahajan. It reveals how he and his other FOB fresh off the boat mates survive in the land where a small cup of coffee comes for rupees but furniture is free. They learn to endure everything that life and America have in store for them.

From heartbreaks to racial comments to a lot of firsts beer, girls, arrests, and bikinisthey live it all. The book takes an interesting turn when the love of his life becomes a living zombie no, no supernatural elements! A lot of us can relate to it; most of us have wanted to break free from the clutches of our parents at some point in our lives and when it eventually happens, we regret it.

The humour quotient is excellent, and would leave the reader in splits at the humorous Indian oddities we find so hard to let go.

Amreekandesi: Masters of America

Quote The place was deserted, but suddenly I saw a tall, strong built man jogging towards me. So I ran behind him. The only problem was that no one knew the entire Laxmi Aarti by heart. This one is a must read for all those who enjoy clever allegory and a good laugh. Originally reviewed at Vaultofbooks. We are looking for perceptive readers who can write well, and we are eager to provide lots of free books in exchange for reviews. Shoot us a mail at contact vaultofbooks.

Jul 06, Pallavi Kamat rated it liked it. Like many other Indians, Atulya, too, went to the US for his Masters in and started writing a blog chronicling the lives of Indians living abroad. The book is the culmination of that blog. As fate would have it, they end up as room-mates in Florida. The whole experience of trying to find an apartment, good room-mates, going smerica for Indian food, the thrill of seeing how grand Walmart is for the very first time, the Indian mentality of converting dollars into INR, etc.