” I grew up, as many Indians do, in an archipelago of tongues. My maternal grandfather, who was a surgeon in the city of Madras, was fluent in at least four languages and used each of them daily. “


” Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country. “


” Having plenty of living space has to be the greatest luxury in a city, and I guess in some sense Bombay is the antithesis of what living in Canada must be. “


” When I was growing up in the south Indian city of Madras, there were only two political parties that mattered, one was run by a former matinee idol, and the other was run by his former screenwriter. “


” I am coming back to New York after five years, and it seems that psychics are taking over the city. “



All 5 Aravind Adiga Quotes about City in picture


I grew up, as many Indians do, in an archipelago of tongues. My maternal grandfather, who was a surgeon in the city of Madras, was fluent in at least four languages and used each of them daily.
Mangalore, the coastal Indian town where I lived until I was almost 16, is now a booming city of malls and call-centres. But, in the 1980s, it was a provincial town in a socialist country.


Having plenty of living space has to be the greatest luxury in a city, and I guess in some sense Bombay is the antithesis of what living in Canada must be.
When I was growing up in the south Indian city of Madras, there were only two political parties that mattered, one was run by a former matinee idol, and the other was run by his former screenwriter.
I am coming back to New York after five years, and it seems that psychics are taking over the city.
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