Oct. 29th, 2011

Caste struggle/welfare, depending on who calls it.
  • Here's a strange fact: murder a man, and you feel responsible for his life - possessive, even... Only you can complete the story of his life.
  • '.. only a boy from the warrior castes can manage (mastering a car). . You think sweet-makers can last long in fourth gear?'
  • 1947- the day the British left - the cages had been let open;.. Those that were the most ferocious, the hungriest, had eaten everyone else up, and grown big bellies. That was all that counted now, the size of your belly.
  • Above all, I got the thing that we who grow up in the Darkness value most of all. A uniform. A khaki uniform!
  • This was supposed to be a close elections; he had got a good price for each one of us from the Great Socialist's party.
  • ...election fever. This last one is the worst; it makes people talk and talk about things that they have no say in. Like eunuchs discussing the Kama Sutra, the voters discuss the elections in Laxmangarh.
  • In India every apartment block.. is built with a servants' quarters.
  • Servants need to abuse other servants... We attack anyone who's familiar.
  • A man driving a buffalo cart had stopped in front of us; a pile of empty car engine oil cans fifteen feet high had been tied by rope to his cart... We were like two separate cities - inside and outside the dark egg (the car).
  • But he's in the Rooster Coop. The trustworthiness of servants is the basis of the entire Indian economy.
  • (A man prepared to see his family destroyed...) It would, in fact, take a White Tiger. You are listening to the story of a social entrepreneur, sir.



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