50% done with A Life of Adventure and Delight

In India a family member with epilepsy (or an illness) would mark “the family as defective.”

She had (had, wow) to marry an uneducated laborer whose parents treated her like a slave. Nirmala is still surprised they can drink tap water. A dowry is still a thing.

It’s like they’re dating in a room designed for scientific observation : white boards, glass walls, eating from food carried in plastic bags.