Life of Pi

Life of Pi


Yann Martel

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Pi’s biology teacher at Petit Séminaire, his school in Pondicherry. Mr. Kumar is a polio survivor with a triangle-shaped body. He is a staunch atheist, and enjoys going to the Pondicherry Zoo to admire the wonders of nature. Mr. Kumar is an important influence on Pi and inspires him to study zoology later.
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Satish Kumar (1) Character Timeline in Life of Pi

The timeline below shows where the character Satish Kumar (1) appears in Life of Pi. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
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The narrative returns to Pi’s voice. Pi describes his biology teacher, Mr. Satish Kumar . Mr. Kumar was an atheist and an active Communist. He used to come to... (full context)
Chapter 31
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Pi describes the one time that both Mr. Kumar 1 the atheist biology teacher met Mr. Kumar 2 the Muslim baker. One day they met Pi at the zoo and Pi showed them... (full context)