The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Chapter 11: The Landlord and Chapter 12: Guih Kom Summary & Analysis

Arundhati Roy
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The penultimate chapter shifts back to the perspective of Biplab Dasgupta. He has gone to rehab, gotten sober, and started “binge reading” (434). He reads all the documents in Tilo’s apartment. His opinions about Kashmir have changed, and he bemoans the fact that “the world is inured to the sight of piled-up corpses” (435). From the documents in the freezer, he knows now that Musa did not die that night. He is surprised one night when Musa walks into the apartment. They have coffee, with Biplab doing the majority of the talking—avoiding the topics of both Tilo and politics. Musa cooks dinner for them both. Biplab tells Musa about his and Naga’s plans for a retro music channel, and asks Musa if he killed Amrik Singh. He says he did not: “I didn’t kill him. He...

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