The Satanic Verses - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Jumpy Joshi brings Chamcha to the Shaandaar Café. Jumpy believes the proprietor, Muhammad Sufyan, will be able to help Chamcha transform back into himself. However, they arrive late at night and Chamcha's demonic appearance frightens Hind, Muhammad's portly wife. Hind harbors many resentments. She resents her husband for becoming a communist, for giving up his prestigious teaching job in their home country and for moving to England. She resents him for no longer being the primary breadwinner and for making a living off her cooking. A religious woman who believes sex is only for procreation, Hind is disappointed because she conceived two daughters but no sons and now that her daughters, Mishal and Anahita, have taken on English ways, Hind's disillusionment is complete. Hind considers everything about England to be sinful and the sudden appearance of Chamcha in her kitchen late at night is absolutely the...

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