Funny Boy


Shyam Selvadurai

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Another term for the game of rugby. In the book’s penultimate chapter, the game is popular at Arjie’s new school, Victoria Academy.
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Rugger Term Timeline in Funny Boy

The timeline below shows where the term Rugger appears in Funny Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...British colonial topee hat and an old white suit. Arjie and Diggy pass boys playing rugger violently in the courtyard and head up to the classrooms, where the other boys are... (full context)