What are some examples of the theme of magical realism in Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard?

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Magical realism is a literary movement that originated in South America and combines realistic details with extraordinary, impossible happenings in a tone that presents both blending seamlessly together. One way in which magical realism can be perceived in this novel is through the character of Sampath's mother, Kulfi. She, during her pregnancy, is filled with an insatiable hunger that can never be satisfied, so much so that she is left drawing pictures all over the walls of her house of food during the drought, "in...

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