It starts right here in Pondicherry - at the zoo. It ends in your country. But you must talk to Pi Patel, it's his story.
Where does this story take place?
In the middle of the 1970s, there was trouble in india. My parents made a decision. "We're moving to Cannada." We left Manila and entered the Pacific Ocean. On our fourth day out of Manila, we sank.
I love you! I couldn't survive without you. I'll get you to land, I promise!
I survived 227 days. I had no idea where I was going. The wind and the sea decided where I went. I found out later that I had travelled towards the east.
I decided to explore the island. I walked up to a high point and looked down the other side. The whole island was made of seaweed, with a green forest at its centre.
Richard Parker! Land! We're saved!
It was a ball of leaves. Inside I found a human tooth. That's why nothing else lived on the island.
Mr. Okamoto sent me a copy of his report. it was not known why the ship sank, he wrote. He ended his report: 'Mr. Pi Patel was the only person to survive. He was very brave. Very few people have survived so long at sea, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.'