Climbing the Stairs - Pearl Harbor - Alone. Summary & Analysis

T. V. Padma
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Pearl Harbor - Alone. Summary

Pearl Harbor:

Vidya is in the library reading when Kitta bursts in. He has just heard the news about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The Americans have joined allied forces and Kitta thinks they might actually help win the war against the Germans. Raman and Vidya listen as Kitta talks about his excitement. Raman reveals he may be leaving for America in the fall. He has applied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, and is excited about getting his Master's Degree in America. Vidya is devastated. She can't imagine not seeing Raman for two years while he is gone in America. For once, she doesn't feel like listening when Raman talks.

Pongal:

The family gathers outside to decorate the milkman's cow and celebrate the harvest with the festival of Pongal. It is mid-January. Kitta and...

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