In Custody


Anita Desai

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Tape Recorder

The broken tape recorder represents the way that modern life and technology fail to live up to their promise in India. After Nur agrees to let Deven interview him and record some of his unpublished…

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Parrots and Jackals

Parrots and jackals represent two different ways that scholars can relate to the subjects they study: by faithfully carrying on their legacies (parrots) or by dishonestly exploiting those legacies for their own benefit (jackals).


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