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Ayah calls Uma

Baby

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(Her hair being brushed), Uma feels

About six years old

2

'Trouble, trouble

What else is to be expected from Lakshmi?

3

One look at her is enough...

To tell you what /she/ is good for!'

4

'I beat...

Her and beat her till the blood ran from her nose'

5

(Uma filngs the dress) with a

Show of temper she has learnt from mama

6

(Mama feels the family is) exiled

By papa and his career

7

(Mira-masi) had taken...

Up religion as her vocation

8

Increasingly irate papa who did not...

Tolerate his wife's attention straying from him

9

(Uma) never tired of

Hearing the stories (of the gods)

10

Uma felt that here was someone who could...

Pierce through the dreary outer world to an inner world, tantalising in its colour and romance

11

Uma (in the temple) would be

Overcome with shyness

12

(Uma is) grateful

And amazed that she was allowed to perform so important a ceremony with her polluted hands.

13

(Mira-masi prays) in a ... Manner that makes her...

Fervent.
Sway as if she were possessed.

14

An expression so fervent that...

It awed Uma

15

(MamaPapa say the river is) too hot,

Too dangerous, too dusty, too diseased, too dangerous

16

(Uma) had been certain the

River would sustain her

17

Miramasi had been too immersed..

In her devotions to notice

18

An idea grew that Uma and miramasi were

Partners in mischief