the waters glistened
with timely fervor
the silence between two
an enduring reservoir,
of reaping truths
Your voice soon begins to crescendo
I fall too,
into a deep
but sacred sleep.
Also while other novels tend to glorify spiritual characters this novel humanizes both Rumi and Shams.
lilacs bloom in the middle of August their timing washes us with sinews of mountains we seek, it is in this time that gardens, too whisk dawn from the dust we sweep.
It is clear in situations where he needs to assert his superiority, Chacko will use English to expose others of their flaws.
One can argue that hybrid identities ultimately result from the failure of colonialism to "civilize" its others and to fix them into perpetual "otherness" (Loomba 145). The twins could have been similar to their uncle Chacko, an Oxford graduate, by continuously asserting their knowledge of English language and literature. However, neither twin celebrates entirely their English or Indian cultural influences. They simply read English literature to their elders when directed.