A Fine Balance - Chapter 5, Mountains Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Mountains Summary

After finishing moving his belongings into Dina Dalal's flat, Maneck Kolah unpacks, changes his clothes and sits down to dinner with his Dina Aunty. He asks about the tailors he had met on his first trip here, and Dina replies edgily that they will be there in the morning. On cue from Dina, he retires to bed, and, after puttering around in the kitchen, so does Dina. Neither sleeps well, pondering on how the arrangement will work out. Maneck is glad to have escaped the college hostel. The next morning, he is roused by the sound of the running tap and rises before Dina, who watches his young, muscular frame lustfully through a crack in the door and chides herself for being so foolish. He notices her after she has turned away, and after exchanging pleasantries, she shows him the bathroom...

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