An Astrologer’s Day


R. K. Narayan

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The Astrologer’s Garb and Equipment

The astrologer’s garb and equipment—including cowrie shells and mystical looking charts—represent the artificiality of much religious practice and, in turn, the ability to take advantage of people’s desire for faith. Using his clothing and…

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The Marketplace Lights

The lights in the marketplace represent the illusion of enlightenment from which that the astrologer profits. It is the light in the astrologer’s eye that convinces his customers that he is possessed of a cosmic…

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