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As the author explains it: When I first came to America from India a few decades back, many Americans thought that India meant sacred cows, starving millions, snake charmers, monkeys, and elephants. Which upset me, because though one of my aunts was indeed a cow, the monkeys in my family had descended from the trees well over two hundred years earlier, and what’s more—unlike Obama—had the birth certificates to prove it, despite the claim of some Birthers that the birth certificates were fakes. Many Americans also believed that Indians spoke “Indian,” dressed in adult diapers--like Ma-HAT-ma GAN-dee (the “Ma” was said the way a goat might say it), and “ate curry” (“Two portions of curry please, with curry on the side!”).

About Those Monkey Brains is a book that laughs at the stereotypes about India, including the famous scene in the Hollywood movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," in which Indians are shown to be eating monkey brains. Around 50 pages of jokes, some with one or two jokes a page, some with many more.

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