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In a Free State - One Out of Many Summary & Analysis

V.S. Naipaul
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Santosh tells his story from the present as an American citizen in Washington D.C, remembering how he had arrived in the city in the first place. He lived in Bombay, India as the cook of a civil officer. He lived a happy life among his friends, with whom he was happy to sleep on the street despite having a sleeping space available. Despite having a wife and children in a distant village, Santosh had grown used to the luxuries of his life. However, when his employer received a transfer to Washington D.C, Santosh became full of anxiety, as he would have to give up his lifestyle. His employer was able to take Santosh with him, but he warned that due to the weakness of the rupee against the dollar, they would have to be careful about their finances. Santosh...

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