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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tarer I am an orphan, not one of your wealthy ladies”—one can hear a frequently used tone and rhythm from Rushdie’s other stories, as in “The Prophet’s Hair”: Miss Rehana arrives at the British Consulate on a colourful bus. Muhammad Ali completely misreads her:. Miss Rehana arrives like a heavenly vision, literally emerging from “a cloud of dust, veiling her beauty from the eyes of strangers.

East, West This short story questions the supposed superiority of the West over the East. Muhammad Ali offers his advice for free. The central protagonist represents the margins of society — a poor woman. The title of the story is only one example of a veritable plethora of gems of wisdom that the two characters exchange: You tjan use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. 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.


This is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. They talk in a style parodying the polite civility and didactic wit of the tales of The Arabian Nights’ Entertainment.

This stereoscopic vision is perhaps what we can offer in place of ‘whole sight. Plot Summary and Analysis: Here, Miss Rehana talks about her arranged engagement: Muhammad Ali is a crook who swindles money out of vulnerable women who apply for a permit to go to England. Miss Rehana makes it clear: But in this case, it is Miss Rehana who dictates the tone of the conversation. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center.

Summary Miss Rehana arrives at the British Consulate on a colourful bus. He even considers giving her the passport for free:.

Even the jokes seem epigrammatic, for example, “England is a great nation full of the coldest fish in the world. Pukka — genuine, excellent. Language The story features a number of Hindi words.

S. Rushdie: Good Advice is Rarer Than Rubies

She listens patiently but dismisses his suggestion that she lie or deceive, and she turns down the offer of a priceless passport. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. In England, she would be under the authority of a man she barely knows. Lala — title or form of address used in India. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. But Miss Rehana is the only one who is not accompanied by male relatives.


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

Here, Miss Rehana talks adviec her arranged engagement:. Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. When she finally emerges out of the Consulate, she seems calm. This is used to detect comment spam. Do not spit on my generosity. Miss Rehana for the first time appears to be nervous. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. This relativism flies in the face of both colonialism and Indian nationalism.

This time, however, he is drawn to the independent Miss Rehana:. The British sahibs also have been drowning in her eyes and she has got her passage to England.