Climbing the Stairs Quotes

T. V. Padma
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"According to appa, caste was a social evil, not a Hindu belief" (August 1941, p. 7).

"I didn't get more than a glimpse of Kitta or appa in the summers because the men lived upstairs and the women lived downstairs in that house" (Rifka, p. 20).

"In my mind's eye, my chess pieces had grown into lines of dark-skinned men marching forward, being beaten by a white army and crumpling one by one into my father's waiting arms, bloodstains blossoming across their shoulders" (The Chess Game, p. 32).

"Rifka said there were signs at the Breach Candy club and swimming pool that said "Indians and dogs not allowed" (Black Crow, p. 41).

"Appa sat silently in the dining room with us as he always did these days - like a shell cast up on the beach after the crab within had died" (Ganesha Chathurthi, p. 60).

"If I had any doubts as to whether...

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