Heat and Dust - Part 11 Section 33 Summary & Analysis

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Part 11 Section 33 Summary

The date is August 31st. The narrator is surprised to be followed by another woman as she walks to the bazaar. She stops by Maji's hut and the woman walks on. Maji is in a state of samadhi, submerged in the bliss of a higher state of consciousness. Maji again reminds her that now would be a good time that even a skillful massage might suffice, if that is her choice. The narrator recognizes her pregnancy as the source of a completely new feeling, rapture and does not want it terminated.

Part 11 Section 33 Analysis

Maji has twice offered to induce abortion. When the narrator asks her to stop the message, she does so immediately. In the interim, she had seemed to the narrator like one of the Hindu gods balancing life and death in opposing arms.

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