Objects & Places from Song of Kali

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Object Descriptions

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 Indian metropolis.

Nailu Infectious Diseases Hospital - An institution that is the second place where Sanjay and Muktananandaji seek bodies for their initiation into a strange group.

Oberoi Hotel - This is where the Luczaks stay while in India.

Other Voices - A ten-year-old literary magazine that is published quarterly by Abraham Abe Bronstein.

Sassoon Morgue...

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