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By Anand Nair

within the little city, Thalassery, at the beaches of the Arabian Sea, the Southwest Monsoon ideas as ordinary, and lifestyles depends upon its rhythms and the common dying and devastation it brings each year. a global struggle is raging in Europe and components of Asia, India is a reluctant player and the Congress celebration has had sufficient. It desires Swaraj now.
Raghavan, the younger legal professional, is decided to increase his daughter, Anandam, himself, having misplaced his child-bride to Tuberculosis whilst she used to be eighteen years previous. in accordance with him, the college can't do adequate to teach her for the 20 th century, and the ladies of his are mired in superstition. So, he comes to a decision what she reads, teaches her to talk English fluently, introduces her to the religions in India, its tune and historical past, and retains her shut. He fends off all of the marriage proposals that come from the time she is fifteen years outdated. She won't be man-fodder like his wife.
Raghavan is additionally one of many Congress social gathering leaders, of their non-violent clash with the British rulers, and is going to reformatory for 2 years, whilst Gandhi asks the Raj to give up India. in this interval he's lowered to sending seriously censored letters from penitentiary to his daughter.
However, as she grows up, falls out and in of affection, he loses his self assurance. She, nevertheless, with all her examining, is familiar with there's a global in the market she desires to declare and the books are not any longer sufficient. She will get married to get out of the little city and results in an empty dating, in remote Ceylon. ultimately she reveals her manner out of the process and is going to Nigeria to begin being a part of that vast, magical international she has in simple terms identified in books.
In a hide-bound Nair group, this bizarre father-and-daughter courting is person who puzzles and annoys them.

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