Post 41, Barmalipur, Ludhiana

2:00 p.m.: I speak to Shailendra on the phone. Work on the gurdwara at Barmalipur is progressing as scheduled. Damodar Rajak, his contractor, arrived on the 15th, accompanied by Pintu, a friend of Shailendra from Sargana.

Pintu previously worked with Damodar, but fell out with him because he felt Damodar did not speak with him respectfully enough. He had come away to Delhi to work first on a construction site and then at a flour mill where he worked as a headloader. However, he met with an accident which hurt his leg and he came back to Sargana to recuperate. (When I met him earlier this year, he was working at a chai kiosk in Sargana as a helper). He now seems to have made up with Damodar and has begun working for him again.