Interpreter of Maladies: The Treatment of Bibi Haldar
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One of the main reasons for using this POV is that many particulars of the story can be left un-narrated for the reader to guess and fill in with their own perceptions. Also, I think that Bibi Haldar, being of a lower class/caste in this particular community, would not have received personal attention from anyone in particular. So, using a collective POV again helps illustrate that. In the end, whatever personal attention she did receive (see my last comment) was more about the attention-giver's own "needs" than anything else.
I think she was raped as no one seems to know the father of her child.