Post 17, Ludhiana

6:30 p.m.: I meet Shailendra’s brother Ram Kishore and two other cousins, Sundar and Shyamsundar, outside a gurdwara in Sherpur, Ludhiana. Damodar has hired them to construct a gate for the gurdwara. The three of them are joined are joined by a relative of Shailendra’s wife. They have just finished the day’s work and are returning to the room that has been allocated to them within the premises of the gurdwara. Ram Kishore estimates that they will work together for another month, after which they will disperse in search of employment.