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How does the shift between third and first person narration in Chapter 1 correspond to the chronology of the main protagonist's life?

Using examples from the text, discuss the ways in which Raju manages to reconstruct himself at various points in the narrative. Discuss the character's preoccupation with appearance and its impact on his social relationships.

On page 28, Raju's mother asks, "Why should you have all this additional bother in this household, horse and horse grams and all that, while the buffalo pair is a sufficient bother?" Considering her question, in what way(s) does Raju's mother symbolize provincial resistance to progress?

Compare Raju's attitude toward being mistaken for a holy man with his feelings concerning his role as Nalini's manager. How are these two "parts" similar in the character's mind? How are the "parts" different for Raju? Use textual examples to support your position.

Why is imprisonment...

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