Tanisha learnt to dance to her father's tune the hard way.
One day, Nihar Babu called on her soon after her marriage to Tanmoy, his most favourite student. He heard the newlywed quarrelling from their doorsteps:
“What kind of pedigree does your father have? You should consider yourself lucky that my family, which is way above yours in the social hierarchy, consented to our marriage."
It was a hard smack on Nihar's sense of social hierarchy and hegemony.