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Uma stares into their faces

With open defiance

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Aruna would ... Cousin Ramu? ... And anamika - ...?

Pay no attention, she is too busy
Where was /he/?
Had marriage /devoured/ her?

2

She will read a poem or two, and find

The pleasure they deny her

3

Her toes twiddle

With delight

4

'Come fly

With me darling - fly'

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Mama's voice is ...

Battering it, sharp as an axe

6

Her silence

Roars at them

7

'/this/, this is

What I know. And you, you /don't/'

8

She no longer had fits: it was as if the

Plunge into the river had caused the fits and hysterics to be carried off by the currents

9

Only at night the idea that

There was someone who /had/ won what she desired would come winging through the dark

10

'Job?' Gulped Uma, having never

Aspired so high in her life

11

Papa looked ... And mama ...

Incredulous
Outraged

12

The frown was filled with everything he though of

Working women, of women who dared to presume to step into the work he occupied

26

Uma's head was ... Her lips were...

Bobbing
Fluttering: yes, yespleaseyes.

27

'What will my

Madcap do next?'

28

Anamika's parents try (to do the funeral) but

They fail: their throats are dry, the words will not come.

29

Drawn along as if

By an invisible rope

30

A lapwing on the bank that is crying frantically, over and over

'Did-you-do-it?'

31

(Uma and mama) are

Together still, they have the comfort of each other.

32

When she tilts it (the water) and pours it out, the murky water

Catches the blaze of the sun and flashes fire

33

What did Dr Dutt do in

The luxury of her solitude? Uma wished passionately that she knew

34

Uma clenched her teeth so as to

Not let out a wail of anger and protest that welled up in her mouth like blood when a tooth is drawn

35

'Never earned

Anything in her life, made me spend and spend!'

36

When the electricity suddenly

Comes to life, blindingly, with a thump, and light up the message: Anamika is dead.

37

The news has struck

Light lightning although what it reveals has no reality.

38

Then she struck a match.

She set herself alight

39

What anamika's family said was that it was fate,

God had willed it and it was anamika's destiny.

40

What Uma said

Was nothing.

41

He has retreated into a

Grey shroud of sorrow

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But she feels

Like ash - cold, colourless, motionless ash.

43

Uma wishes he would

Stop arguing and pay. For once.

44

'Mama, sit down.' Uma

Hisses at her miserably

45

Without (the priest)

Would the dead find their way to the bliss of salvation?