Preeti became pregnant at the age of seventeen, just before graduating from High School. Her parents forced her into marriage with an ineffective old man, who died of a heart attack when she gave birth to a beautiful boy. Her husband left her a large amount of money. She found a job with an English family, who took her to England. She felt free in her new surroundings took a university degree, and became a schoolteacher. Her understanding of freedom grew rapidly and she realized that freedom is not merely an ideal but a state, and God cannot be god without it. Her son married a girl from a progressive English family, and they all share the faith that freedom is not a mere slogan or theory, but the creator and preserver of the universe.
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Published December 4, 2008
Literature & Fiction.