The Buddha of Suburbia | Study Guide

Hanif Kureishi

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Part 1, Chapter 1 Karim Amir, a self-conscious adolescent, introduces himself as "a funny kind" of Englishman and admits that he is not "p... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 This chapter opens with a description of the lifelong friendship of Haroon Amir and Anwar, next-door neighbors in Bombay... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 3 Karim Amir observes the entrance of his aunt and uncle and wonders how they found their way to this particular party. He... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 4 Karim Amir feels Eva Kay's presence between his parents although she is not mentioned and she has not called. Still, Kar... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 5 Karim Amir, who seems to sleep little, describes his nights avoiding studying for his exams and immersed in what he call... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 6 Karim Amir is at the airport greeting Jamila's intended, a man with a grey moustache, two double chins, and not much hai... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 7 Auntie Jean and Uncle Ted arrive at the Amir home. Ted waits outside while Jean helps Margaret Amir pack, and Margaret a... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 8 This chapter closes Part 1. Karim Amir has returned to live at Haroon Amir and Eva Kay's since, after his betrayal of Ch... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 9 When Eva Kay sells the renovated house in Beckenham, she purchases a three-room wreck of what were "formerly elegant roo... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 10 Charlie Kay has become a phenomenon in the punk-rock scene, and Karim Amir is happy to be in a professional production. ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 11 Karim Amir's new job begins in Matthew Pyke's rehearsal study, stereotypically grand with its bare polished floors and g... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 12 Karim Amir visits Changez to suggest that he might be Karim's next subject for the theater. Changez extracts a promise t... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 13 Eleanor and Karim Amir head to the Pykes' for supper. Karim thinks about his friend Terry and his advice about the liber... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 14 During a slack time in the theater Karim Amir returns to Haroon Amir and Eva's to help with the renovation. He insists t... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 15 As rehearsals for the play ramp up, Karim Amir is suspicious of Matthew Pyke while at the same time admiring of his gift... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 16 The success of the show has emboldened Karim Amir. He visits the Pykes prepared to ask for a donation for Terry's cause.... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 17 After the success of the opening of the play in New York, the cast is entertained in a lavish apartment on Central Park ... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 18 Karim Amir returns to London homesick and eager to see his friends and family. He meets Terry, who has become a pop cult... Read More
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