A Fine Balance - Chapter 4, Small Obstacles Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Small Obstacles Summary

Ishvar and Omprakesh are gradually getting used to their new little hut in the slums, soon learning that the tap only runs early in the morning, and if they do not collect their water then, they will go thirsty throughout the day. When it was running, they lined up in a long queue with their toothbrushes and soap. They met a man named Namaskaar, who advised them that they must collect their water and leave rather than stand at the tap and bathe. He lent them one of his buckets until they could get one of their own. He also showed them where to go to the toilet, showing them which side was for the men and which was for the women. The three crouched to do their business and were treated to a commentary of the man next...

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