The Lowland Symbols & Objects

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Egrets

Tall white birds that stand in the monsoon waters quietly waiting for prey to provide food, egrets arrive with feathers darkened by the soot of the city. They are dependent on these rainy seasons for their survival.

Partition

A political change that occurred a decade previously, Partition caused the mass exodus of Hindus from Dhaka, Rajshahi, and from Chittagong most of them relocating to Calcutta and the surrounding region.

Golf Balls

Golf balls are a source of income for caddies like Bismillah who sell the abandoned or lost golf balls from the Tolly Club. They are sometimes so damaged that their rubbery pink interior can be seen.

Kerosene Tins

Subhash and Udayan use kerosene tins to stand on, giving them the height needed to sneak into the Tolly Club. They leave one behind, attracting the attention of a police officer who waits in the shadows for...

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