ISBN 9788184001600,The Average Indian Male

The Average Indian Male


Cyrus Broacha


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788184001600

ISBN-10 8184001606


Number of Pages 280 Pages
Language (English)

Literary theory

The Average Indian Male is a book by comedian and India’s popular MTV VJ Cyrus Broacha.

Summary Of The Book

The Average Indian Male is a satire on Indian men seen from the perspective of Cyrus Broacha. He portrays the Indian male as a mama’s boy, the apple of her eye. According to the author, he is also a man who picks his nose in public and loves his mismatched clothing.

The author talks about why Indian men don’t wear belts that match their shoe color, why they spit in public, why all Indian men are generally short, and so on. He also categorizes Indian men on the basis of four different regions.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part is like an agony aunt column—generalized questions are asked by fictitious men and women and Broacha answers them. The second half discusses the psychology of Indian men, answering questions like why they are never on time and why they avoid walking on pavements.

The Average Indian Male also paints a view of the Indian society with its inbuilt hierarchies, the concept of ‘family friend’, and so on.

This book is not about gaining deep insights into the psychology of the Indian men. It aims to make the reader laugh with its hilarious takes on the cliched views of and about the average Indian male.

About Cyrus Broacha

Cyrus Broacha is best known for his MTV show Bakra. Currently, he presents a weekly show on CNN-IBN, which is a satirical look at the week’s events, titled The Week That Wasn’t. He has hosted many television shows and is a columnist in some of the major Indian publications.

Broacha was born in 1971 in Mumbai. He graduated from Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s College. He has also acted in Hindi movies and in television shows and commercials.