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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This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. Muhammad Ali — gopd crook who swindles vulnerable women applying for a visa. Language The story features a number of Hindi words. Muhammad Ali offers his advice for free. Miss Rehana makes it clear:.

Even the jokes seem epigrammatic, for example, “England is a great nation full of the coldest fish in the world. The British sahibs also have been drowning in her eyes and she has got her passage to England.

Muhammad Ali tnan simple commands to exert influence over his client.

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

Miss Rehana answered all the questions wrong at the Consulate. Salaam — common greeting in Islamic countries meaning peace. He assumes that he has a right to decide what is becoming behaviour for a woman; Muhammad Ali thinks that facing intimate questions supposes loss of dignity for women.


I am an orphan, not one of your wealthy ladies. This stereoscopic arrer is perhaps what we can offer in iis of ‘whole sight. This is feature allows you to search the site. Miss Rehana tells the story of her engagement.

I also am a poor man only, but for you my advice comes free. Traditionally, women are considered objects to be conquered. When Muhammad Ali sits with Miss Rehana to discuss business, he is conscious that two or three dozen pairs of male eyes were watching him enviously, that all the other shanty-town men were ogling the rubkes young lovely to be charmed by the old grey-haired fraud.

Throughout the story the narrative is threaded with these alternative linguistic registers: This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons. This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site.

The title indicates the central irony in the story; Muhammad Ali, who normally scams gullible women, this time offers what gopd thinks is genuinely good advice. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Muhammad Ali thinks that she got a permit.

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The main themes of the story are postcolonialism, migration, gender, tradition, and power. Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Here is the list of some of the Hindi words:.


Here, Miss Rehana talks about her arranged engagement:. Muhammad Ali asks Miss Rehana if she wants his advice for a small fee. Our meeting was written. This is because Rushdie draws on both Eastern and Western culture.

The passage highlights the age difference between the crook and his client. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. Old babuji, this is not good advice. However, Miss Rehana reproaches him for the offer: No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature.

This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Wallah — person employed at or concerned with a particular thing.

Lala — title or form of address used in India. Muhammad Ali completely misreads her: Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. This time, however, he is drawn to the independent Miss Rehana:. The driver bows theatrically as Miss Rehana gets off the bus.