What is the summary of chapter 3 in The Vendor of Sweets?  

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At breakfast Mali tells his father that he doesn't want to study at college anymore because he no longer finds it interesting. All Jagan can say is that he should get on with his eating: "We'll talk of these things later."

Jagan tells his cousin that "Mali is displaying strange...

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At breakfast Mali tells his father that he doesn't want to study at college anymore because he no longer finds it interesting. All Jagan can say is that he should get on with his eating: "We'll talk of these things later."

Jagan tells his cousin that "Mali is displaying strange notions." He says he wants his son to have a degree. He "had to leave college when Gandhi ordered us to non-cooperate," and he wonders what Mali's reason is for wanting to give up. He thinks maybe Mali is in trouble.

The cousin tells Jagan that Mali hates college and that "the very word drives him crazy." He even saw him tearing up the pages of his books and giving them to an attendant to burn. What Mali wants is to become a writer.

Jagan decides that he will accept whatever his son wants to do and is happy when Mali tells him he is entering a novel competition for which the first prize is 25, 000 rupees. Jagan is soon telling all his friends that his son is going to become a writer.

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