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Adesh’s Supervisor Character Analysis

Adesh’s supervisor is an unnamed manager on the production floor who attempts to prevent Adesh from leaving his work to help Sharma. When Adesh asks to leave for water instead, the supervisor once again denies his request but quickly realizes she has overplayed her hand, as Adesh gives a fiery speech and derails the entire floor’s work. This brief encounter suggests the tempestuous relationship between the supervisor and Adesh, illustrating the broader conflict between management and the union.

Adesh’s Supervisor Quotes in Sharmaji

The Sharmaji quotes below are all either spoken by Adesh’s Supervisor or refer to Adesh’s Supervisor. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Sharmaji Quotes

The other workers listened, rapt.

With his hand on his chest, Adesh said, ‘Madam, what you have said has hurt me here . . . right here.’ He drew a shuddering breath. ‘You think we have no feelings, no hearts. You think that only officers have feelings. But madam, believe me, our hearts are more vulnerable than ours. We feel . . . we feel. Sharmaji, chalo.’

Related Characters: Adesh Singh (speaker), Adesh’s Supervisor, Sharma
Related Symbols: Cold Water
Page Number: 375
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Adesh’s Supervisor Character Timeline in Sharmaji

The timeline below shows where the character Adesh’s Supervisor appears in Sharmaji. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...with Adesh Singh, the general secretary of the union. When Adesh asks to be excused, his supervisor refuses his request, as union activities are not permitted during office hours. Adesh asks instead... (full context)