A Fine Balance - Chapter 7, On the Move Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, On the Move Summary

A few days after the incident with the sanitary pads, Ishvar's invitation to Maneck to join them for dinner was again raised, and after debating it with Dina, Maneck accepted, so they agreed he would come the next day. They spent the rest of the afternoon discussing the menu.

They finished for the day and were making small talk on the way home when they heard a large rumbling noise that suddenly boomed, followed by screaming. They came upon the colony with the hut dwellers massed on the roads, with the police beating them away from their shacks. Men had posed as safety inspectors to lull the slum dwellers out of their shacks and then sent in bulldozers to demolish them all, citing a new Emergency law that outlawed slums. Their landlord, who had collected a month's...

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