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T heys ayt heyhaves eenwar , I nmovi esandpos t er sanddr eams , I nt hei rgr andf at her ' sbr okens car , I nt hepl as t i cs ol di er sgr een. T heyknow al lt henumber sanddat es , butt heyf or getal lt hememor i es . T heyl i vei ncas t l eswi t hopengat es T angl edi nchai nsofhypocr i s y. T heybui l dupar mi esf oret er nalpeace, becaus ei ts eemst obet heonl yway. T heys ay,manyawar st heyhaves een, andyett heypr epar et of i ghtagai n. Havet heyhear damot her ' ss cr eam, ort hewhi s perofadyi ngman? Havet heyt r i edt oki l l edamani ns l eep, andt owas ht hebl oodof ft hei rhands . Andal lt hes ongsgos l ow ands ad, andt hedi nnert abl edi esas l ow deat h, andt hegi r las ksf orherl ovi ngdad, Whi l et hemot herhangsi nt hebunkercel l .

Theys ayt heyhaves eenwar , Theys ayt hegodsf or everf avort hem, Ipi t yons uchas pi nel es spant heon, Ipi t yt hehonoroft hes emen. Per hapsIam abl i ght edf ool , ForIhaves eennowart i l lday. buti ft heys how uswari ns chool , I ' l lar r angeanacquai nt ancer i ghtaway.


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Redl i ghtf el luponhernakedbody.S hes t ar edatt hecei l i ng,whi l et hehal f dr unkt r uckdr i vers t oodupands t ar t ed get t i ngdr es s ed.S hes atup,l i ta“beedi ”andt hr ought heex hal eds mokeofs i gh,l ookedatt het r uckdr i veri nqui s i t i vel y. “Wher ear eyouheaded?”s heas ked. “Kakkod”her epl i ed,i nahaz yt one. S hes t oppedands t ar edathi mf oramoment ,whi l ehet r i edt oputonhi st r ous er s ,l os i nghi sbal anceever ynow and t hen.I thadbeent hr eeyear ss i nces hes t ar t edwor ki ngi nBangal or e.Andf ort hr eeyear s ,s hehasbeenas ki ngt he s ameques t i ont oal lhert r uckdr i vercl i ent s .Hers ear chf ort hi sans werwasvaguebecaus eal lt hewhi l es henever knew whats hewoul ddowhens hewoul df i nal l yf i ndi t .T hes mokef r om t he“beedi ”bl endedwi t ht her edl i ghtoft he r oom.T hemanpi ckeduphi skeys ,andl ef tt her oom l eavi ngs i l enceanddar knes sbehi nd.S hel ookedatt hepi l eof cl ot heswhi chwer et or nf r om herbodyandt hr ownawayawhi l eago.Hernakednes sdi dnotbot herheranymor e. T hemus kyodorofbur ntt obaccof i l l edt her oom. I tf el ts os i mi l art ot hes mel l of“hukka”herf at herus edt os mokei nt hecor neroft hecot t age.Hers mal l cot t agemade upoft r eebr anchesandcar dboar dwas t ei nt hes mal l vi l l agenamed“Kakkod” .I twasal l abl ur r edi magei nhermi nd now.S hehadnohappymemor i est her e.S i nceherchi l dhood,herf at heral wayst aughtheral laboutt hegodsand goddes s es .S hewass uppos edt or eci t eal l t hepr ayer si nt hemor ni ng,af t erwhi chhermot herwoul dt eachherdanci ngands i ngi ng.S heneverl i keddoi ngi tbuti twasamandat or yr ul ef orhers i s t er sandher s el f .L at ei nt heni ghtwhen herf at herwoul df al las l eepaf t erdr i nki ngt hebi t t erpot i onf r om t hehi ddenbot t l e,andhermot herwoul dgooutt o r unherer r ands ,s hewoul dr unoutoft hecot t agewi t hherf avor i t es i s t erand cl i mb t hatol dt r eebyt her i ver .S he al wayswonder ed whyherf at heract ed s os t r angel yaf t erdr i nki ng f r om t hats t r ange l ooki ng bot t l e.And whyher mot herhadt ogot odi f f er enthous esever yni ght .Butal l t hi swasbeyondherunder s t andi ng.S hel ovedchas i ngt he f i r ef l i es ,s i t t i ngont hehi ghes tpar toft het r ee.S hewoul dl i s t ent ot hes oundofgus hi ngr i verwaves ,whi l et her ef l ect i on oft hemoons par kl edhaphaz ar dl y. Ever yyearonherbi r t hday,herpar ent st ookhert ot het empl e.S heus edt or eci t et hepr ayer si nf r ontoft hepr i es t s andt hedei t i es .Onhert hi r t eent hbi r t hdayt hough,s hewasdr es s edni cel y,hermakeupwasdone,herhai rwer eoi l ed and t i ed gr acef ul l y,and a l ar gecr owd gat her ed att het empl et oenj oyheryear l yper f or mance.S el dom di ds he know t hataf t ert hi sday,i nherf or t hcomi ngl i f es hewoul dnevers eeherf ami l yagai n.Whys hewasconf i s cat edi nt he ol dt empl er oom,andwhyt hepr i es tgaveal ar ges um ofmoneyt oherf at her ,whowass uddenl ydeaft oal l t hecr i es ofhi sdaught er ,wasagai nbeyondherunder s t andi ng.T henex tday,s hewasmadepar tofar i t ual s hebar el yknew about .I twashermar r i age.S hewasal l dr es s edupasabr i de,andt akent ot hever andahoft het empl e.S hel ooked upf ort hef i r s tt i me,t hr ought het ear si nhereyes ,t owi t nes sherbr i degr oom.Andt oheras t oni s hment ,i twast hei dol ofagod.S hewasnow a“Devadas i ” . Yes ,i na count r yofa bi l l i onpeopl e,wi t ha r i gor ouscas t es ys t em,wher et hous andsofgodsand goddes s esar e pr eached,s hewasnow mar r i edt ooneandherpur pos ewast os er vehi m andhi speopl ef ort heent i r et yofherl i f e. Butwher egodsr es i de,r es i dest heevi lt oo.I nnot i me,t her i chz ami ndar s ,bor edbus i nes s men,t r avel l i ngmer chant s andmos tofal l ,t hecor r uptpr i es t ss t ar t edus i ngherasat ool t os at i s f yt hei rl us t .Al l t hi si nt henameofgod’ ss er vi ce. S her emember edvi s i t i ngt hatt r eebyt her i veragai n.Butt hi st i me,t her ewer eabunchofpr i es t sandmer chant st oo. Hernakednes swentpubl i cf ort hef i r s tt i me,undert hatt r ee.Heronl yhappymemor i esf r om herchi l dhoodwer enear t hatt r ee,andnow t heyhadr ot t en,i nf us edwi t hevi l deeds .Now t het r eer emi ndedheroft hef i l t hs hewass ubj ect ed t o.Herl ef t overs el fr es pectwass hat t er edands hedi dnotf eel l i keahumanbei nganymor e.S hewasobj ect i f i edand bur denedwi t ht hedut yt opl eas emen,wi t hcor r upts oul s .S hewasnotal l owedt oques t i ont hi s ,becaus eherpar ent s abandonedherf ort he“S er vi ceofGod” .Godandhi sf akepl as t i ci nhumanf ol l ower s . New youngbr i deshadmadet hei rwayi nt ot het empl e.Ever yt i me,s hes aw anew mar r i agei nt het empl e,s hewoul d t hi nkabouthermot her ,hers i s t er ,herf ami l y.Whydi dt hegod,herhus band,neverl i s t ent oherpr ayer s ?Whathad s hedonet odes er vet hi st r eat ment ?Herpr ayer swentunans wer ed.Ands her eal i z edt hatgodsdi dnotex i s t .I nal and l i ket hi s ,t heweal t hyandt hepower f ulwer egods .Andi twast hedut yoft heweak,t os er vet hem.S hegr ew i nt oa womanandnow s hewasnol ongerf i tt os er vet hegods .S oons hewass ol dt oabr ot hel i nBangal or e,wher et het ag “Devadas i ”di dnotmat t er .S hemetabunchofwomenwi t hs i mi l ars t or i eswhohadaccept edt hehar s ht r ut hofl i f e. I nt heni ght s ,whens hewoul dnotbewor ki ng,s hewoul dt hi nkaboutr unni ngaway.S hewoul ddr eam ofal i f ewher e s hecoul dwor ki nt hef i el ds ,ear nr es pect f ul l yandhaveaf ami l yofherown.Butt hel ar geci t ys car edher .Wher e woul ds hego?Whatwoul ds hedo?T hedr eamswoul dcomeoutast ear sands oons hewoul dbecal l edi nf ort he nex tcus t omer . Af t ert hr eeyear s ,s hehear dt henameofhervi l l ageagai n.Ands heknew not ,whatt odowi t ht hat .S hecoul dnotunder s t andwhy,butnow s hewasf eel i ngnaked.I twasnott hebody,buthers oul whi chwasr i ppedof fi t spr i de,i t ss t at ur e,andi t sr es pectf ort hes el f .Herbel i efi nGodwasr i ppedof fmer ci f ul l y,andnow hers oul wasbar el i keherbody. S omeoneknockedatt hedoor ,andt hecycl eoft hought swasbr oken.S het r i edt owi peof fhereyes ,butt her ewer e not ear s .T het ear shadevapor at edyear sago.Herabi l i t yt oex pr es sr emor s ehaddemol i s hed.S her ear r angedher hai r ,r edi dt hemakeupandwai t edi nt hebed.S hewasnow r eadyf orhernex tcl i ent .


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