page 142 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Opposite of Sex

I’m not sure what Rao is suggesting with the connection she makes when Mohan recalls being raped as a boy as he is about to be killed by the mob for giving away their land. Is she suggesting that he is getting back at people out of a revenge he didn’t know was in him, or is she suggesting that he does not understand people at all because he sees them only as objects, the way he had been treated?