character sketch of narrator in ranga's marriage

The narrator in “Ranga’s Marriage” was Shyama. He was an old man who was full of forthrightness and had great sense of humor. Shyama believed in all the traditional things. He was intelligent as well as a great manipulator. He manipulated Ranga for going into an arrange marriage with a girl called Ratna who was of only eleven years. Initially Ranga had thought not to marry a very young girl. However, Shyama makes the plan and Ranga also fell into his trap. He helped Ranga and Ratna get united after Ranga fell in love with her against his own will and notion. The narrator did it because he loved both of them. He was thus a helpful and good hearted person. 

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