"I'll let myself out," he said, heading for the door with a slight limp. "Nobody likes cockroaches in their own house, right?"
Anjali clenched the letter tightly as Captain Brent hobbled out.
Inspired by her great-grandmother, Anasuyabai Kale’s experiences, a woman writes of a family's participation in the freedom struggle, and of fighting on two fronts: against British colonialism and against the caste system, sometimes making mistakes along the way but always doing the best they can. Along the way, she critiques unthinking loyalty to the rule of law, and describes a British officer's change of heart upon his experiencing the power of Ahimsa, a conscious choice not to employ violence.