Narcopolis - Book 3, Chapter 12 – Book 4, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Jeet Thayil
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Part 3, Chapter 12, Rehab, Relapse – Rumi visit Shakoor’s instead of Rashid’s because Shakoor gives out complimentary cocaine along with his cheaper, more powerful heroin. He continues to go on a multi-day binge. Meanwhile, Dimple is well into rehab. Dimple comes to realize her love of the high life was the most she could aspire to given her situation. Dimple comes to have a dream about the traditions and values of India being destroyed, symbolized by a 13-year-old girl having anal sex.

Rumi is meanwhile arrested, and sent to rehab. There, he meets a fellow Chinese Muslim drug-addict named Soporo who has an interest in difficult poetry forms. Dimple’s drug-free dreams allow her to recall clear memories of the past, such as attending both church and a Hindu temple with her mother as a child. She also recalls her parents...

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