Funny Boy


Shyam Selvadurai

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A large piece of cloth traditionally worn wrapped around the lower body by men in Sri Lanka.
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Sarong Term Timeline in Funny Boy

The timeline below shows where the term Sarong appears in Funny Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
3. See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, and Violence Theme Icon
Justice, Power, and Moral Awakening Theme Icon
...he is innocent, but the police take him in for questioning, accidentally knocking off his sarong and exposing him in the process. Arjie wonders whether it was right to trust the... (full context)
5. The Best School of All
Masculinity and Queerness Theme Icon
...the pool with Shehan, and in the morning, he “notice[s] the familiar wetness on [his] sarong.” (full context)