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Heat and Dust - Part 4 Section 15 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4 Section 15 Summary

The date is April 15th. Things get mixed up in India (such was the case, the Nawab had explained to Olivia, with Baba Firdau's shrine: It was built on the palace grounds by one of his ancestors to honor someone who had given him shelter, but it later became sacred, for one day a year, to women wanting to become pregnant). On the day of that year's "Husband's Wedding Day," the narrator accompanied Inder Lal's mother and her friends on their "pilgrimage" to the shrine: the women shared food and had a good time. The narrator is at ease with these new friends.

Part 4 Section 15 Analysis

The narrator does not see the actual shrine, because too many people are crowded into the grove trying to see it. Not even the Nawab knows how the shrine came to be associated with fertility one day a year...

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