Song of Kali - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

On the eve of their flight, Bobby and Amrita talk on their porch while Victoria nurses. Amrita does not to mind going. Bobby muses about how truly fascinating and different from other babies Victoria is. After tucking her into bed, while making love with Amrita, Bobby wonders about what questions Amrita is concealing.

Chapter 2 Analysis

Chapter 2 provides background information on Bobby and Amrita's marriage, particularly details on her memories of New Delhi and Bombay before moving to London, England, at age seven. Amrita takes the initiative in buying the home that they enjoy near Exeter, NH. This portends her decisiveness in Calcutta, when Victoria is kidnapped and Bobby is incapacitated by grief and fear. Much of the chapter is devoted to Bobby's remembering every detail of their daughter's early development, long before it is revealed that they lose her. He had been intolerant...

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