"Except for the Marabar caves--and they are twenty miles off--the city of Chrandrapore presents nothing extraordinary."
"I was born in the city of Bombay . . . once upon a time."
"'You too will marry a boy I choose' said Mrs Rupa Mehra firmly to her younger daughter."
"He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher - the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore Museum."
"The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it."
"Ten weeks before he died, Mr. Mohun Biswas, a journalist of Sikkim Street, St. James, Port of Spain, was sacked."
"The vision of a tall-masted ship, at sail on the ocean, came to Deeti on an otherwise ordinary day, but she knew instantly that the apparition was a sign of destiny for she had never seen such a..."
"May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month.Maj je v Ajemenemu vroč, morast mesec."
"To be born again " sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "first you have to die."