Apu is a jobless former student dreaming vaguely of a future as a writer. An old college friend talks him into a visit up-country to a village wedding. This changes his life, for when the bridegroom turns out to be mad, Apu's friend asks him to become the husband. After initial revulsion at the idea, Apu agrees. Apu takes his exquisite bride, Aparna, back to Calcutta. But Aparna dies while giving birth, Apu leaves Calcutta, crazy with grief, and his son Kajal is left abandoned with his wife's parents. Only after a long period of total indifference to worldly responsibilities, does Apu become capable of returning to the world. Written by
L.H. Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Here I had a fine match for your daughter, but you looked elsewhere.
Where have I seen that face before?
Impossible. He's never been here before.
No, I know that face very well. Oh, I know! I've seen it many times in a painting of the gods!
Lord Krishna incarnate, complete with flute.