page 131 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Opposite of Sex

Once again people – particularly women – are valued only as a commodity, in this case as a means to secure more farmland. It does seem odd, however, that Lalita’s father who had been successful would have failed to recognize that Mohan’s job as a cartographer could jeopardize his love of land. To dismiss Mohan so out of hand was unwise, even though it’s Mohan who is acting badly.