(Certified: Apr 28, 1984)
Chanda had never known her parents. She had never experienced a mother's love and care, nor the joys of a happy family. All she had ever received was ill-treatment at the hands of her aunt, whcich she bore silently and stocially, feeling grateful for being allowed a subssistence. When Chanda met Narendra, for the first time she experienced sympathy, love, a sense of belonging, a feeling of being wanted. When she got married to Narendra, Chanda went to house which was haven of love, affection and happiness, a home beyond her widest dreams. But aunt Jagdamba could not bear to see Chanda so happy and content. She regretted not beingable to marry her own daughter. Deepa into such a house. And her envy and jealously led her to tell Chanda that her-Chandas- mother had died of the terrible disease of leprosy, and that Chanda must be definitely harbouring this disease, which she should pass on to her children. In her fear and anxiety, Chanda gave the necklace given to her by her mother-in-law, to her aunt as a price of her silence.