Part I, Chapters IX – XI: Summary and Analysis
Hassan: Aziz’s servant
Syed Mohammed: a Muslim engineer
Mr. Haq: the Muslim police inspector
Rafi: Syed Mohammed’s nephew
Aziz is ill in bed. He fantasizes about dancing girls and sex. Hamidullah, Syed Mohammed, Mr. Haq, and Rafi come to visit and sympathize. Rafi first suggests that Aziz and Professor Godbole must have become ill after having tea with Fielding, then maintains that Professor Godbole has cholera. Syed Mohammed and the others speak scornfully of Hindus as a source of infection. Dr. Panna Lal arrives, accompanied by Ram Chand. He examines Aziz perfunctorily. The others inquire about Professor Godbole’s illness. The...
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