Such a Long Journey Setting & Symbolism

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House of Cages

A house of prostitution next door to the Noble family's physician's office, it becomes the intermediary location for contacts between Gustad and Bilimoria and the rallying point for a march on the municipality to demand improvements to the sewer system.

Khodadad Building

The compound of apartments in which the Nobles live, it lies north of Bombay. Khodadad Building is three stories high. Each floor holds ten apartments. It has five entrances. Stairways surround a courtyard and are separated from the street and an adjoining office building by a black wall.

Mount Mary

The Catholic shrine in Bandra is renowned for miraculous cures performed for adherents of all religions. The street artist first tells Gustad its story, then Malcolm Saldanha takes Gustad there to pray for Roshan, Sohrab, and Dinshawji. Its statue of the Virgin Mary holding the Infant Jesus had washed up on the shore...

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