To Indianise the story, along with the name of the character & place, the story has to be adapted in an Indian context and style. Both style and context are critical here.
Langston Hughes's Thank You, M'am takes place in New York in the 1950s. The characters are unmistakably African-American, but it is not a story about African-Americans. Skin colour is present and well represented in vernacular, but that is not the story's point. It tells us the story of a boy who tries to steal a woman's purse, a woman who tries to make the world a better place from her small corner, a tale of love, trust, kindness, forgiveness and dignity.
So, I need help in conforming the story to the Indian context. How to add an Indian background to this story without changing the central theme?