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The WOG by Khushwant Singh
Transcript of The WOG by Khushwant Singh
Sahib (sä′hĭb, -ĭb, säb)
Used as a form of address for a man in South Asia.
Presenting favorable circumstances or
showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious: an auspicious time to ask for a raise.
Full of or strongly disposed to romantic Love.
Aphrodisiacs (ăf′rə-dē′zē-ăk′, -dĭz′ē-)
A drug, food, etc, that excites sexual desire.
Rectitude (rĕk′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
Moral uprightness; righteousness.
Chota hazri (chota haz·ri)
A light early-morning refreshment served before breakfast; early tea.
About the Author
(2 Feb 1915 - 20 Mar 2014)
Indo-Anglian novelist, lawyer, journalist and politician.
Born and raised in Hadali, Punjab (now in Pakistan)
Studied law at St. Stephen's College, Delhi, and King's College London.
Appointed journalist in the All India Radio in 1951, and then moved to the Department of Mass Communications of UNESCO at Paris in 1956. These last two careers encouraged him to pursue literary career.
Editor of several literary and news magazines, as well as two newspapers, through the 1970s and 1980s.
Between 1980-1986 he served as Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.
A bowl-shaped, usually metal vessel, often with a funnel-shaped cover, into which tobacco chewers periodically spit
Memsahib (mĕm′sä′hĭb, -sä′ĭb, -säb)
Used as a form of address for a European woman in South Asia.
Deserving of execration; hateful.
Exhibiting or marked by unwillingness
To speak hastily and incoherently, as when confused or angry
an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad.
1. Santosh Sen
A simple and a westernized oriented gentleman or The WOG in short.
2. Kumari Kalyani
The eldest of Srijut Profulla and Srimati Protima Das’s five daughters.
Superintendent of the clerical staff.
4. Father of Santosh
The one who sent him to Anglo-Indian School where the boys changed his name from Santosh to Sunny.
5. Mother of Santosh
Main contact of Santosh with his country.
6. Mrs. Srijut Profulla
Mother of Kumari Kalyani Sen
7. Mr. Srimati Protima Das
Father of Kumari Kalyani Sen
8. Santa Singh
One of Santosh colleague.
9. Mr Swami
The Director of the department.
10. Mr. M.M Amir
Member of the Parliament.
School were Santosh changed his name to Sunny
After finishing his study he go to balliol, and entered the Administrative Service
Country where the story held.
Wedding between Santosh Sen and Kumari Kalyani
Where his brother lived.
Mr Sen was a foreigner in his own land, and his friends and family kept on forcing traditions on him.
Mr. Sen married a total stranger, Kumari Kalyani, which resulted in constant misunderstandings.
Man vs Himself/ Man vs Society
Theme, Tone, and Values
Disdain and Triumph
History of India
POV & Style
Objective third-person observer
Structure of sentences
He unwrapped his plastic tobacco pouch and began filling his throat.
The chaprasis' hands came down slowly; their fawning smiles changed to stupid grins.
But as he had learned so often before, it was impossible to keep anything a secret for too long in his noisy, native land.
It must have been from place like where he stood, he thought, that the sages of olden times had pronounced the Ganges the holiest of all the rivers in the world.
Figures of Speech
1. WHEE CAME TO WHEESH YOUR GOOD SHELP LONG LIPHE AND HAPPINESH
2. I WANT YUM YUM YUMMER YUMPEE
3 THE SIMPLE “SIMPLE” AS A SHIMPLE
4 FOLIAGE OF SAL AND FLAME OF THE FOREST
5. A SLUGGISH EXPANSE OF SLIME AND SLUDGE
6. A STRONG SWEET SMEEL OF COCONUT OIL
Figures of Speech
1. LIKE AN ORTHODOX HINDU WIDOW SHE SHAVED HER HEAD
2. HER HUSBAND HAD BEEN BROUGHT UP AS A SAHIB
3. HE HAD BEHAVED WITH ABSOLUTE RECTITUDE EXACTLY LIKE AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN
4. BUT HIS BETEL-STAINED SMIRK LINGERED ON LIKE THE SMILE OF THE CHESHIRE CAT.
5. A VIRGIN SOUNDED LIKE SOME EXOTIC TROPICAL PLANT.
Figures of Speech (cont.)
1. YOU ARE A DARK HARSE
2. YOU ARE A SAHIB!
1. AND THE CICADAS BEGAN TO CALL
2. ROSES ASSAILED SEN’S NOSTRILS
1. HEAVENS WON’T FALL IF YOU STAY FEW DAYS
2. SHE REPLIED BY A VIGOROUS SHAKE OF HEAD
3. I AM DREADFULLY SORRY
4.WOULD HAVE KISSED A HUNDRED TIMES BETWEEN THE WEDDING
When the misunderstandings between Mr. Sen and Kumari Kalyani continues.
When Kumari Kalyani started to doubt herself on becoming Mr. Sen's wife.
Kumari Kalyani was having doubts on herself on becoming Mr. Sen's wife, for she may not be able to please him. So she decided to commit suicide.
Sen found his wife dead in her room. For the first time, he touched his wife.
Mr Sen found the letter and smiled when he saw his English address