Between the Assassinations - Day Two (Evening): Lighthouse Hill (The Foot of the Hill) Summary & Analysis

Adiga, Aravind
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This short story begins with the second person narrator immersing a reader in a narrative where they are on a road surrounded by an ancient banyan tree. The narrator then begins to talk about Old Court Road which is known to be the hangout of prostitutes and pimps and how it leads down the hill from St. Alfonso's Boy's High School and Junior College. The narrator describes a whitewashed mosque next to the school that is from the Tippu Sultan time. According to a legend, Christians who were from Valencia who were suspected of being British sympathizers were tortured here. The mosque is in the center of a legal battle between school officials and a local Islamic organization who both believe that they are entitled to the land. The narrator then tells readers that Muslim...

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