A River Sutra - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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The story in this chapter begins a month after the last chapter ends. The narrator has been told that Nitin is expected to arrive the next day and is preparing for this arrival when a police constable comes to the guesthouse. The constable asks the narrator accompany him to the police station where a man is being held because he had attempted to kill himself in the river. The police constable says that the man would only give a woman's name – Rima Bose - but that the address of the guesthouse was in his pocket. Because Bose is the last name of the nephew he was expecting, the narrator wonders if it is, indeed, Nitin and why his colleague did not warn him that his nephew was mad.

The narrator goes to the police station and talks to the prisoner who does turn out to be Nitin...

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