A River Sutra - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

The narrator agrees not to tell the police that the courtesan has come to rescue her daughter. The woman admits that she is upset because her daughter will never be able to marry well; when she was a courtesan, her mother protected her reputation but having been held captive for two years, nobody would marry her daughter.

The monsoon weather breaks, Mr. Chagla is able to get the power back on, and the narrator is finally able to return to his daily meditations. He is enjoying his peaceful morning when he sees the old woman slipping out to meet her daughter. He completes his meditations and decides to visit Tariq Mia to tell him the woman's story.

On his way to see Tariq Mia, he comes across a group of village women who have found a stash of guns and ammunition in a...

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