Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies is a short story, by Salman Rushdie, that was M. Ali makes money by giving advice to rich women who want to emigrate. The dawn bus brought Miss Rehana to the gates of the British Embassy. When the advice expert Muhammad Ali saw her beauty, he went over. The short story “Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies” by Salman Rushdie is rather complex when it comes to themes and motifs; it deals with arranged marriages.

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Here, Tha Rehana talks about her arranged engagement:. Old babuji, this is not good advice.

Pakora — type of South Asian food. They talk in a style parodying the polite civility and didactic wit of the tales of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment.

As each episode is introduced, the camera pans, so to speak, from the bus to Rehana’s eyes, gubies the cynical Ali at his desk, and to the British consulate and back again. In his collection of essays Imaginary Homelands, Salman Rushdie writes that “Indian writers in these islands … are capable of writing from a kind of double-perspective because we are at one and the same time outsiders in this society.

Probably he would give her the thing free-gratis, and then kick himself for a year advicce.


Even the jokes seem epigrammatic, for example, “England is a great nation full of the coldest fish in the world. When Muhammad Ali sits with Miss Rehana to discuss business, he is.

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S. Rushdie: Good Advice is Rarer Than Rubies

However, Miss Rafer reproaches him for the offer: The British sahibs also hhan been drowning in her eyes and she has got her passage to England.

This fusion of voices and registers is perhaps Rushdie’s greatest gift to the modern English short storyone he deploys in a variety of guises. Muhammad Ali explains that the sahibs will ask very intimate questions that Miss Rehana might be too bashful to answer and that one mistake will disqualify her.

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Plot Summary and Analysis: Good Advice Is Rarer Than Rubies by Salman Rushdie

Muhammad Ali leads Miss Rehana to his low wooden desk in his corner of the shanty town. This is because Rushdie draws on raarer Eastern and Western culture. Miss Rehana prefers to stay in India, as her job as rbies domestic servant and long-distance relationship grant her independence from Indian patriarchy.

This time, however, he is drawn to the independent Miss Rehana: Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Muhammad Ali is a crook who swindles money out of vulnerable women who apply for a permit to go to England. East, West This short story questions the supposed superiority of ruhies West over the East. It was arranged when she was nine and Mustafa Dar thirty.


The story features a number of Hindi words. She is eating chilli-pakoras. Pukka — genuine, excellent.

However, Miss Rehana is ghan precisely because she did not get her passage to England. Miss Rehana Miss Rahana answers the questions wrong on purpose; she uses the overly bureaucratic immigration system to free herself from an arranged engagement. It is like looking at a series of film stills or photographic images arranged in a collage.

Furthermore, her long distance engagement protects Miss Rehana from unwanted sexual advances in India. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise advicce HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Our meeting was written. In this story, the traditional gender dynamic is challenged. The passage highlights the age difference between the crook and his client.

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She is engaged to Mustafa Dar, currently residing in England. Miss Rehana for the first time appears to be nervous. The title indicates the central irony in the story; Muhammad Ali, who normally scams gullible women, this time offers what he thinks is genuinely good advice.