A River Sutra - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

This chapter is the story of the musician, as told by his daughter. She starts by telling about how she adored him – and was in awe of him - when she was a child. When she was six, her father began to teach her music. He taught her music by relating all the notes to sounds of animals. He taught her that Shiva created all art, including music. Her father taught her to respect music in order to give it life. His teachings were hard, and she, at points, wanted to stop learning but he would not let her. He wanted her to be perfect.

Her mother thought that she was not a musical genius like her father and tried to find her a husband, but she was a very ugly girl so nobody made any offers of marriage. Her father wanted to...

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