This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Calcutta, India - The primary setting for the novel.
Bengali Writers' Union - The professional association that contacts a magazine about publishing newly-discovered materials from the pen of a supposedly deceased poet.
Exeter, NH - The town closest to narrator Robert C. Bobby and Amrita Luczak's home.
Harper's Magazine - America's premier literary publication since before the Civil War.
Kali - A beautiful, terrifying Hindu goddess who is associated with death, violence, and sexuality.
Kapalika Society - The most notorious of the gangs that rule and terrorize large parts of an...
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