Chapter 10
  • Mr Chawla is very pleased with the arrangements he has made for Sampath. However this is highly ironic. Explain.
  • With reference to this chapter, discuss how Sampath and Mr Chawla act as foils for one another.
  • How is Mr Chawla shown to be quite hypocritical at the start of this chapter? He is also quite corrupt- how does Desai show this?
  • Why does the spy visit Sampath? What does he want to achieve?
  • How is Desai mocking Indian beliefs and values in this chapter?
  • Towards the end of the chapter, the spy thinks about the smell of Kulfi's food. How is this significant to the end of the novel?