Why does Balram want to become a driver? How does he go about becoming one? How does he specifically find employment with the Stork and his family? What do you think are the advantages or disadvantages of this position?
When working at the teashop in Dhanbad, Balram overhears that driver can earn one thousand seven hundred rupees a month. He immediately goes to the taxi stands, begging strangers to teach him how to drive. He couldn't afford the fee of three hundred rupees, but his grandmother agrees to pay for Balram's driving lessons, as long as he sends his pay home each month after finding employment. Balram finds a retired driver to teach him to drive....
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