Raju lay wide awake, thinking of his four-year-old son’s question. The palatial building, where he and his wife had worked as labourers, was complete. They were to go to their village in the morning and return to the city after a few weeks to work at some other site.
“We won’t return,” he told his wife suddenly. “Let Jai join the school in the village. I don’t want him to become a labourer like us. We shall cultivate our land. And do something else too, if necessary.”