A Suitable Boy - Part 17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 17 Summary

Most of this part centers around Mahesh Kapoor's political campaign. It is complicated by the imprisonment of Maan after a bloody incident at Saeeda Bai's house. Learning that Firoz is in love with Tasneem, reported to be Saeeda Bai's sister, she must confess that Tasneem is actually her daughter and Firoz's father is also the father of Tasneem. Saeeda Bai gets a fruit knife which Maan wrestles from her, in the process nearly strangling her to the point that she loses her voice. In the struggle Firoz is stabbed by a crazed Maan who escapes to Banaras but is captured by the police. Mrs. Mahesh Kapoor, in poor health and distressed over Maan's imprisonment, passes away. None of the family of Nawab Sahib, Firoz's family, attend the chautha for Mrs. Kapoor. All of the campaign work that Maan had done so effectively in...

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