"But Kumar is another story, isn't he? ... Kumar told me about Colin Lindsey ... In England Colin Lindsay was Hari Kumar's closest friend. They went to the same school. Colin tried to get his parents to look after Hari when Hari's father died and Hari was forced to come back to India when he was not quite eighteen. With that Englishness. That English voice, that English manner, and English name, 'Harry Coomer'. Speaking no Indian language. An Englishman with a black skin who in Mayapore became what he called invisible to white people." (p. 168)