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Baby Kochamma’s jewellery

“The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy

November/December 2015

“The dim, dining-room light had rubbed the wrinkles off her face, leaving it looking – in a strange, sunken way – younger. She was wearing a lot of jewellery. Rahel’s dead grandmother’s jewellery. All of it. Winking rings. Diamond earrings. Gold bangles and a beautiful crafted flat gold chain that she touched from time to time, reassuring herself that it was there and that it was hers.”

The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy