Between the Assassinations - Day Two: Lighthouse Hill Summary & Analysis

Adiga, Aravind
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A second person narrator starts off this short story by telling the reader that after a lunch of prawn and rice curry at the Bunder, a person might want to visit Lighthouse Hill and the surrounding area. It is a famous lighthouse built by the Portuguese and renovated by the British. The narrator tells the reader that the guard at the lighthouse only lets well-dressed or English speaking visitors into the lighthouse. He takes them up a spiral staircase and up to the top, which has a great view of the Arabian sea. In more recent years the City Corporation runs a reading room in the lighthouse and it's collection has the book A Short History of Kittur by Father Basil d'Essa. The park called Deshpremi Hemachandra Rao Park is named in honor of a freedom fighter who hung a Congress...

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