1. Shingle: Small roundish stones; loose, waterworn pebbles such as are found collected upon the seashore.

2. Lotus:


3. Cull: To choose from a number or quantity; to select, pick.

4. Bower: A dwelling, habitation, abode.

5. “He who came to save”: Toru Dutt’s family converted to Christianity in 1862 when she was six years old. Conversion to Christianity was unusual among the Bengali and rendered the family outcaste.


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