Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind - Chapter 3, Kalu Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Kalu Summary

Shabanu names the baby camel Mithoo, and he follows her around as if she is really his mother. She tends the camels and thinks about the trip to the Sibi Fair she will go on soon. Mama has made her new clothes for the trip, the first grown-up clothes she's ever had. Phulan brings Shabanu some chapatis for lunch. Shabanu thinks about the changes she's noticed in Phulan: she has no interest in her chores because she thinks only about her wedding, she doesn't cry under the quilt in bed anymore because she knows her home for the rest of her life will be with her husband's family.

Tipu, the stud of the camel herd, bellows and pursues one of the females. As Shabanu watches the mating ritual, she wonders if humans mate in a similar way. Phulan laughs at her...

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