INGLISTAN is a novel. Its main protagonist Rabi is an Indian lawyer, who comes to New College, Oxford to do a six-month diploma in Human Rights Law. The novel chronicles the high and low points of his half-year through his interaction with relatives long settled in England, former Indian friends now based there, and students who represent British, American, European and other nationalities. He falls in love with an English girl and for some time it appears that the story will follow on the lines of the tragic affair his great uncle had with a European woman years earlier. Written in an experimental format, it is part essay, part cultural critique and part story telling. The protagonist's mind, though often agitated, dwells dispassionately on the new society he confronts and what follows and accompanies the story is a meditation comparing cultures on subjects as diverse as eating, talking, listening, enjoying, loving, childhood, sex, newspapers, religion, poverty, old age and marriage.