A River Sutra - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

This final chapter is subtitled the "The Song of the Narmada." The Naga Baba had moved on to continue his enlightenment, but Uma remained at the river. Tariq Mia expresses his surprise that the Naga Baba would leave Uma because he thought that Uma was born of the Naga Baba's penance the same way that the Narmada River was born of Shiva's penance.

The narrator offers to go find the Naga Baba and Uma for Tariq Mia since he has lots of spare time at the guesthouse, but Tariq Mia says that there is no point in looking for them because they had learned what they would learn from them already.

There is a sudden ruckus back at the guesthouse so the narrator rushes back to find out what is going on. He sees the Vano women unloading crates and Dr. Mitra introduces...

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