Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind - Chapter 16, Ramadan Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16, Ramadan Summary

Shabanu's family decides to leave the camp by Derawar because the water is drying out. They go to Mehrabpur, where Phulan's wedding will take place, and will stay there until her wedding. As they prepare to leave, Phulan and Shabanu get what water they can from the well, using one of the camels, Xhush Dil. As Xhush Dil pulls the goatskin out of the well, he takes Phulan's chadr in his mouth and waves it around. It makes everyone laugh, and Shabanu is glad that they can still laugh.

On the trip to Mehrabpur, they pass a herd of camels all lying dead in the parched sand. Soon, they smell vegetation and they know they are close to their destination. Hamir, Phulan's soon-to-be husband, lives on desert land turned into farmland by his father. Shabanu imagines the back-breaking farm work Phulan...

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