Such a Long Journey - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 20 Summary

Mr. Madon issues prim air raid procedures. Employees discuss how the Pakistanis' debauched, alcoholic, and syphilitic president will lead his country to defeat. The Indian army is doing brilliantly in Bangladesh, supported by the selfless Indian population. Mother India and Mother Indira are being blurred in the media. Shiv Sena patrols are patriotically roaming the city looking for improperly secured windows and anyone who might be portrayed as enemy agents. Six days into the conflict, the U.S. Seventh Fleet is ordered into the Bay of Bengal. Nixon and Kissinger are universally reviled. Their pictures are cut out of newspapers as a target for defecation. The Soviets, bound to India by a Treaty of Friendship, dispatch an armada of their own. The Americans back down.

Cavasji is ranting at the heavens about the bombs certain to come and cuts off further offerings of...

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