Climbing the Stairs - August 1941 - Ganesha Chathurthi. Summary & Analysis

T. V. Padma
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August 1941 - Ganesha Chathurthi. Summary

August 1941:

Fifteen-year-old Vidya and her eighteen-year-old brother Kitta are helping to collect food and decorate their home for Krishna Jayanthi. They are decorating and awaiting a visit from their father's older brother, their periappa, when their father arrives home. Appa gets out of the car and rushes to the house, there is a dark red stain on his shirt collar. Amma, Vidya and Kitta's mother, knows something is wrong, but the adults act like things are normal in front of the children. Appa reminds them all that his brother is coming for a short visit, then he goes in the house with amma. Vidya is not looking forward to periappa's visit. She, like her family, is part of the Brahmin caste and doesn't think the caste system is part of the Hindu faith. However, periappa very much...

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