A Suitable Boy - Part 4 Summary & Analysis

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When Veena returns home, her son Bhaskar is sitting between his father Kedarnath and Haresh Khanna. Bhaskar is discussing the power of ten with Haresh who is fascinated by the precocious child. The question is raised about a word for the number 10 thousand. Kedarnath Tandon, the brother-in-law of Pran and Maan Kapoor, has a shoe stall in Brahmpur Shoe Market and agrees to take Haresh around to learn the workings of the leather industry. Haresh is on business to buy materials for the Cawnpore Leather & Footwear Company (CLFC). On their outing together, the subject of the Raja of Marh and his drive to lead the armies of Shiva in opposition to the Muslims comes up. Hypocritically, however, the Raja is besotted with Muslim courtesans. Their first stop is into the tanning pits that is a scene of poverty and squalor. They slowly make...

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