Life of Pi is a Canadian fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist is Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondichery who explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker.
The novel has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
In the first section, the main character, by the name of Piscine Patel, an adult Canadian, reminisces about his childhood in india. His father owns a zoo in Pondicherry. The livelihood provides the family with a relatively affluent lifestyle and some understanding of animal psychology.read more……………..