What happens in the end of Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard?

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In the novel Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, we meet a young man named Sanpath who lives in a small village in India. Sanpath—who works as a postman—is bored and dissatisfied with his lot in life, so he decides to play a trick on his fellow villagers. He climbs a guava tree and begins to speak to his neighbors about their highly personal matters; the villagers are distraught since they know that there is no way Sanpath could possibly know this information. His neighbors soon believe that he is possesses mystic powers and begin treating Sanpath with reverence.

Little do they know, however, that all of Sanpath's knowledge about such matters has been gained by his opening and reading his neighbors' letters while on duty at the post office. However, we soon learn that Sanpath—while not exactly psychic—is actually descended from a long line of idiot savants.

Sanpath meets a group of monkeys who are sympathetic to his cause when he first climbs the tree; the monkeys eventually become his bodyguards, but they end up wreaking havoc in town. Unfortunately for Sanpath, he must also contend with certain hostile villagers and groups (such as the Atheist Society) who do not believe he possesses any powers. He is also constantly besieged by villagers who want his advice on all matters.

The end of the novel takes a bit of a strange and mystical turn. Sanpath has grown weary of all the attention and demands on his time and longs for a respite. So, he goes to sleep and becomes a guava that is then carried up into the trees by a monkey. However, the monkey - now holding the guava formerly known as Sanpath - loses his balance and falls into a giant cooking pot owned by Sanpath's mother. The resulting stew is delicious due to this "secret ingredient!"

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At the ending of this story, it is suggested that Sampath, tiring of the attention he is recieving, mystically transforms into a guava that is carried away by the troop of monkeys he befriends. As they climb higher and higher, and eventually disappear, the spy who has been hiding in the lower limbs of the tree, falls into the pot that Kulfi was using to prepare her dishes and fulfills Kulfi's desire of cooking a truly spectacular dish with a very special kind of meat. Note how this is described at the end, when the crowds of people hear a loud crack and then a splash, and come and investigate:

Above Kulfi's enormous cooking pot hung a broken branch. In the pot were spices and seasonings, herbs and fruit, a delicious gravy.

And something else.

The story ends with the spectators approaching the cauldron "gingerly" as they move closer to see what might have actually falled into the cauldron. This is an intensely funny and hilarious ending, as the characters seem to have got what they wanted: Sampath achieves the peace and isolation he has always desired, and Kulfi manages to cook the dish she has been wanting to cook all along, having found her mystery ingredient by complete chance.

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