The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Chapter 7: The Landlord (191-217) Summary & Analysis

Arundhati Roy
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One day, Tilo responds to an advertisement for a second-floor tenant that Biplab puts into the newspaper. Although Biplab does not know it at the time, Tilo has left Naga. When he shows her the house, she ponders: “There’s so much data, but no one really wants to know anything, don’t you think?” (192).

In the present, Biplab inspects the apartment now that Tilo is gone. He finds photographs of a dead child wrapped in a shroud, a Kashmiri man holding flowers, an out-of-focus cyclist in a crowded neighborhood, and a photo from inside a bathroom. Confused, Biplab reads a document titled “Ghafoor’s Story” about Special Task Force police who force a group of people into the restroom. There, they see a dead Kashmiri man inside the manhole of the toilet, and the STF forces them to dig him...

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