Capturing resilience and bravery in times of trouble
| Wednesday | 12th February, 2020
Why did you zero in on the name of the book as Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line?
Jai also lives near the Purple Line, which is a metro line that connects his neighbourhood to the unnamed city in the novel.
Jai’s father was one of the labourers who built the Purple Line, but the metro fare is not something that his family can easily afford.
The Purple Line indicates a path to a different life that is not easily accessible or available to those like Jai.
It also has a literal function in the novel; the search for the missing children takes Jai on the Purple Line.
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