Heat and Dust - Study Guide Part 5 Section 17 Summary & Analysis

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Part 5 Section 17 Summary

The date is April 25th. The narrator and Chid now blend into Satipur, which is used to assimilating different elements. Dust storms have begun blowing day and night: leaves that were once green are now ashen, dried by the hot winds. Chid though is unaffected by the weather: but, for the narrator, it is too hot for sex (and Chid does not bathe). She first tried throwing Chid out of her room, but he returned. His mindless chanting has become increasingly unbearable. Ritu made a rare visit to the narrator's room, then curled in a corner and started shrieking as she had done that one night: her shrieks and Chid's chants sounded like warring religious sects.

Part 5 Section 17 Analysis

Harry had, in the previous chapter, tried to leave the Nawab, but he could not. The narrator tries to rid herself of Chid, but she cannot...

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