A Fine Balance - Epilogue, 1984 Summary & Analysis

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Eight years later, Maneck was returning home from the Gulf for his father's funeral. He passed through customs at the airport and rushed outside to find a taxi to take him to the railway station, but the driver said no - it was right in the middle of the rioting and was too dangerous. Maneck was unaware of the rioting, but the driver did not give him many details. After being refused by more drivers, he offered double fare to one because he did not want to miss the train and his father's funeral. The driver agreed to take him and told him about the riots. Three days earlier, the Prime Minister had been murdered by her Sikh guards, so Sikhs were being butchered in the towns. He warned Maneck to shave off his beard to avoid being mistaken as a Sikh himself; the driver had done so days earlier...

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