What did one of the landlord’s men ask Annan and why?


Why did the landlord’s man ask Bama’s brother, on which street he lived? When was the significance?


While on his way home from the library, one day one of the landlord’s men saw Annan. Thinking him to be unfamiliar, he asked his name and the street where he lived on. By this he would be able to know his caste. In those days the Dalits were confined to the particular vicinity of the area.