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The City of Brass Symbols & Objects

S. A Chakraborty
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Fountain

Located next to the tribal gates, the rusty, water-less fountain in the Central Plaza of Daevabad reflects the stagnant relations between the tribes. Like the fountain, the tribes lack connection with one another; members of the different tribes do not interact with one another, a fact that leads to conflict later in the book.

Tribal Gates

Each of the tribal gates represents symbolically the tribe to which it belongs; furthermore, by showing how they compete with one another for attention, Chakraborty is conveying the lack of harmony among the tribes. There are six tribal gates on the perimeter of the Central Plaza of Daevabad. The Sahrayn Gate has black and white pillars with a grapevine ornament. The Ayaanle Gate is crowned with a scroll and salt tablet. The Geziri Gate is a simple stone arch. The Agnivanshi Gate is richly decorated with stone dancing figures, and...

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