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(Papa watches the car) crawl forward with a...

Grinding, reluctant groan

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Uma says of the car

'Its so /old/'

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(Papa) remains impassive, as if...

He prefers not to hear her and has not heard her

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He has told...

The women they must get some exercise

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There are ... In his way

So many obstructions

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Significance of 'mama and Uma'

Together against papa briefly, like at anamika's funeral (spoilers)

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Mama says in response to the yoga

'Tch, tch' to express her distaste

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Mama's lashes flutter slightly in...

Recognition. Admiration, too? Pride? Uma can never tell

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Papa says to the women after the park

'So slow. So slow. Get in. Get in. Quick, now.'

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Papa order the driver

'Faster now... quick, faster. Oof, so slow, so slow!'

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(After the park MamaPapa) become...

Two parts of one entity again

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Their opinion...

Differed so rarely

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Ordering meals.. This could never be...

Done without heated discussion: that would have gone against custom

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(The arguing) was...

Just part of the procedure

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(The air) Like a...

Blister with blood, the sir was thick with secrets

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Closed doors meant...

Secrets, nasty secrets, impermissible.

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(Closed doors) meant authority...

Would come stalking imams make a search to seize upon the nastiness, the unclean blot.

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Mama was frantic...

To have it terminated

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The pregnancy had...

To be accepted

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And there delivered of what...

Se has suffered so much for - a son. A son.

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Uma proved...

Incapable of holding something so fragile

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(Papa) allowed himself to express his feelings only...

By uttering sharp orders

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(The birth for Aruna) started a lifetime of...

Determined self-assertion

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Uma was her... Self

Clumsy, undependable

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Mama shocks and upsets Uma by revealing

'We are not sending you back to school Uma'

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Banged out the hymns with...

Such pounding certainty

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The immense clock...

Near the door immensely ticking

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The order...

Pleased her (Uma)

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Every question was ... Every doubt

Answered, dealt with

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The subterranean feelings stirred...

Within her by the words intoned during prayers

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(The chappel) streaked with...

Golden promise

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Aruna cursed...

It and loathed it with such bitterness (school)

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(The weekends seemed)...

A denial, a negation of life as it ought to be
(For Uma)

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There was not a thing...

Uma put her had to that did not end in failure

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(Uma) wept with...

Shame and frustration

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Mama looks on Uma with pity an says

'We are trying to arrange a marriage for you'

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Uma wrenched...

Her hand free (from mama)