Balram spends a decent amount of time in his letters to the Premier discussing his chandeliers. What do these chandeliers symbolize for Balram?
The chandeliers symbolize Balram's relationship to wealth and success. In the opening chapter, Balram explains how he has set up a mini fan above his chandelier, which projects the light all over the room like a disco ball. This represents Balram's new position in life. While he was once a servant living in the darkness, he now lives in and controls the light. The fourth chapter opens again with Balram describing his chandeliers, claiming he has no family left, only chandeliers. Balram's focus on his chandeliers, the "unsung...
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