Shackle, C. Umrāʻo Jān Adā a glossary (v. 1)

([London :  SOAS,  1970?])



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iV^^BO)                         Another illustration of the theme provided by Navab

Chabban*s rescue from the river by the heir to the throne,
and instatement as a court favourite.  His
reconciliation with his family and marriage, although
he never saw Bismillah again,

(180-1)                            Further reflections on the stupidity, and indeed heresy,

of attributing everything to fate,

(l8l«»2)                            Umrao wishes she had understood these things better

earlier, but »he h-as become a keen reader, building on
the elementary instruction given her as a child by the
Maulvi,  She tells Rusva what she has been reading*
Her confidence of a peaceful old age,

(182)                                Conclusion: her words of praise for respectable women,

and warning to courtesans not to expect anyone to be
true to them,  Umrao looks forwards to her death (verse).
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