page 22 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

The Merchant’s Mistress

Rao continually brings up the value of people, be it how the Muslim mob does not value the Hindu life, or how a woman’s hair is her sign of a worthy woman, or how 20 rupees and a pair of chappals are all a person can hope for after their lives have been destroyed. In other words, very little value is placed on people and so everyone is looking for their own value.