Fasting, Feasting Setting & Symbolism

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St. Mary's School

St. Mary's School is the convent school run by Mother Agnes, where Uma attends classes until she is forced to quit in order to care for her baby brother, Arun.

The veranda

The veranda of Uma's home is an important location for much of the novel's action. It is where Mama and Papa spend much time in their swing discussing family matters.

Carlton Hotel

Ramu takes Uma to dinner at the exclusive dining room at the Carlton Hotel.

The ashram

Mira-Masi takes Uma to an ashram, which is a sacred secluded place where those of the Hindu faith can practice their religion with rituals, penance, and prayer.

The Patton home

The Patton home is in a suburban Massachusetts neighborhood and is the summer residence of Arun on break from the university.

The supermarket

The supermarket is the center of Mrs. Patton's world and where she...

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