Malgudi Days - Such Perfection, Father's Help Summary & Analysis

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Such Perfection, Father's Help Summary

Such Perfection

Soma is a sculptor. Over the last five years, in secret he has made a statue of god, called a Nataraja. Word gets out that Soma has created an incredible Nataraja statue, and there is fear that it is too perfect. Soma defies the town priest and he refuses to damage the statue, even slightly. He decides to present the Nataraja statue to the people at his own house. The god moves and there is lightning that hit houses, causing fire, death and destruction. Soma still refuses to listen and lights the worshipping lamp once more. Again the winds blow and a horrible storm gathers. Soma is ready to offer his drowned body in a nearby lake, to placate the god. Then a tree falls and hits Soma's house. He looks through the wreckage and finds that the Nataraja...

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