Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (19):
Ayah calls Uma
(Her hair being brushed), Uma feels
About six years old
What else is to be expected from Lakshmi?
One look at her is enough...
To tell you what /she/ is good for!'
Her and beat her till the blood ran from her nose'
(Uma filngs the dress) with a
Show of temper she has learnt from mama
(Mama feels the family is) exiled
By papa and his career
(Mira-masi) had taken...
Up religion as her vocation
Increasingly irate papa who did not...
Tolerate his wife's attention straying from him
(Uma) never tired of
Hearing the stories (of the gods)
Uma felt that here was someone who could...
Pierce through the dreary outer world to an inner world, tantalising in its colour and romance
Uma (in the temple) would be
Overcome with shyness
(Uma is) grateful
And amazed that she was allowed to perform so important a ceremony with her polluted hands.
(Mira-masi prays) in a ... Manner that makes her...
Sway as if she were possessed.
An expression so fervent that...
It awed Uma
(MamaPapa say the river is) too hot,
Too dangerous, too dusty, too diseased, too dangerous
(Uma) had been certain the
River would sustain her
Miramasi had been too immersed..
In her devotions to notice