Between the Assassinations - The History of Kittur Summary & Analysis

Adiga, Aravind
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A second person narrator begins this section by explaining where the word "Kittur" came from. It was either a corruption of "Kiri Uru," which means "small town" or of "Kittamma's Uru," which is a goddess who specializes in repelling smallpox and who had a temple that used to be near what is now the train station. A Syrian Christian merchant recommended that natural harbor to his peers in 1091 but the town appears to have disappeared during the twelfth century as Arab merchants who visited only recorded wilderness in 1141 and 1190. Yusuf Ali began curing lepers from the Bunder in the fourteenth century and when he died he was entombed in the Dargah of Hazrat, which has remained the object of pilgrimages into the present day. "Kittore," which was also known as "the citadel of elephants" is listed in the tax-collection records as...

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