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Malgudi Days Chapter Summary & Analysis - Second Opinion Summary

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Second Opinion Summary

The son, whose name is Sambu, lives in a large comfortable house. Sambu generally spends a lot of time being philosophical, and reading philosophical books, such as Plato and also Indian philosophers. After about 6 months after the death of Sambu's father, the mother starts to irritate Sambu a lot. One day, Sambu overhears a man with a tufted beard talking to his mother. The discussion relates to arranging a marriage between Sambu and this man's daughter. This is an old friend of Sambu's father, and actually Sambu had been intended for the daughter since the girl's birth. Sambu objects to this, saying that such an arranged marriage is idiotic. The mother wails, saying she wished she had jumped on the father's funeral pyre. The son manages to escape and go outside. There, the son meets Dr. Kishen, his mother's doctor, who wants money for the...

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