Sister of My Heart Setting & Symbolism

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Childbirth Amulet

It is this special amulet that Nalini gives the credit of allowing her to give natural birth to Sudha, not Anju's act of calling Sudha from her womb.

Drying Mangoes

Sudha promises to help Pishi with her work drying these mangoes in exchange for the real story of her father. These mangoes are ruined, however, when Sudha touches them after starting her period. According to superstition, if a menstruating woman was to touch the mangoes, it would cause them to grow a fungus.

Music Case Stitched in Red Silk

This music case contains a flute which was often played by Sudha's father. It was one of the few possessions he had when he arrived at the Chatterjee mansion.

Ruby Cave

The ruby cave is a cave located in the Sundarban jungles. Bijoy and Gopal are drawn to the cave in an adventure trip where they are...

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