Heat and Dust - Study Guide Part 5 Section 16 Summary & Analysis

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The year is 1923. The "Husband's Wedding Day" was a problem for Major Minnies since the shrine was on the Nawab's land. Although assured by the Nawab that all would be well, the Major worried, because Khatm had a large Muslim population, the Nawab and his family among them. They did not like their shrine being taken over by Hindu worshippers and there was always a disturbance, often about something else and often occurring somewhere else, like the bazaar. It did not help that the season of summer heat was just beginning. One riot occurred Olivia's first summer in Satipur (not that much trickled into her shuttered house). Everyone though was uneasy—even her servants argued—and Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Minnies had stopped by to reassure her: they faulted the Nawab for failing to prevent violence when he had the opportunity to do...

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