Life of Pi
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
UNDERSTANDING OF THE RELIGIONS MENTIONED IN THE STORY:
World Religions Reference Library. Michael O’Neal and J. Jones, Eds. Detroit: UXL, 2007. 1144 pp. 6 vols.
Major Religions of the World. Quick overviews of Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism
Religion from BBC. A - Z of religions and beliefs: Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam
FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE "MAJOR LIFEBOAT PESTS":
In LearnAlberta select Groliers Online Passport and look up the animal in the Encyclopedia Amazing Animals of the World
Wild India has some great information on Bengal tigers in the wild vs. zoo
FIND OUT ALL ABOUT CONTEMPORY LIFE IN INDIA:
In Infotrack select the Global Issues in Context Database and type India as a basic search for a wealth of information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY BEHIND THE NAME TRY:
VIEW THE IMAGES FROM LIFE OF PI: THE ILLUSTRATED VERSION
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NOVEL TRY THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES:
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Life of Pi
Spark Notes - Study guide of Life of Pi
Guardian book club podcast: Yann Martel - Listen to Yann Martel and John Mullan discussing whether the relationship between Pi and Richard Parker is a metaphor for marriage or stamp-collecting.
Illustrated Life of Pi- Life of Pi in paintings
BookBrowse - Web Interview with the Author about his book.
Symbolism & Themes
Pink Monkey- Symbolism/Motif/Imagry in the Life of Pi
Spark Notes - Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Castaway with Karma - Time Magazine article