Climbing the Stairs - Saidapet - Madras August 14th, 1942. Summary & Analysis

T. V. Padma
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Saidapet - Madras August 14th, 1942. Summary

Saidapet:

Vidya wakes before the rest of the house and goes to her hiding place in the library. She has hidden her journal and a bag of money there. It is the money she has saved from her bus far. Vidya gets a map of the city and eats with the rest of the family. Thatha notices how upset Amma is and gives her the day off from her chores. While the women eat, Sarasa and Periamma talk about how horrible Kitta is and how poorly he was raised. Vidya leaves for school, but gets off the bus early and takes another bus to Saidapet. She notices for the first time how awful the conditions of the city are. She sees sick children and is helped by a gypsy woman. The woman leads Vidya to...

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