Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind - Chapter 9, Dowry Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Dowry Summary

Finally, Shabanu and Dadi are home, greeted eagerly by Phulan and Mama. Everyone is full of news. Phulan says there are many baby camels; the cousins have grown. Shabanu shows everyone Sher Dil. The puppy runs and tumbles with the young children. As she unloads items from the trip, Shabanu feels strange to be back in her hut after such a long time. Grandfather asks her to tell him everything she saw. He tells her it is okay to grieve for Guluband, and with that permission she lets out what she's been holding in. She cries, and the rest of the family comforts her. Phulan shows Shabanu the new baby camels, as well as her feeding method for Mithoo, who is growing tall. Dadi and Shabanu unwrap the shawls and gold for Phulan's dowry. The others are amazed at such finery...

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