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Bimala

Bimala is one of the main characters in this novel, as well as one of the narrators. She is Nikhil's wife and is completely devoted to her husband, offering worship in the form of taking the dust from his feet. Nikhil married Bimala despite the fact that she is from a poorer family and has a dark complexion. Though Nikhil and Bimala enjoy a peaceful marriage, Nikhil wants her to enter the outer world, believing their love is true only if they recognize one another in the outer world. When Bimala attends a Swadeshi rally led by Sandip Babu, she insists he visit Nikhil's estate. Bimala and Sandip are attracted to one another, so Sandip decides to make his headquarters at the estate.

Bimala becomes intimately involved with the Swadeshi movement because of her desire to work with Sandip. Sandip is obviously interested in Bimala, and Bimala begins...

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