A River Sutra - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

This chapter tells the story of the man, Master Mohan, who came to Tariq Mia's door. Master Mohan was an unhappily married music teacher. One day he found out that the Quawwali singers were coming to Calcutta. The man who told him about the singers told him to ask Mohammed-sahib to go with him because Master Mohan had said that his wife would not go with him; he ends up deciding he would go to the performance, without his wife. Master Mohan's wife had come from a wealthier family and did not respect Master Mohan. She believed that other people did not respect him either because they called him Master Mohan (a child's title) and not Gupta-sahib (a title of respect).

The reason for this lack of respect is that he did not come from a family with connections or money. When Master...

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