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John Seymour 3. Because of his lack of education, Ashok calls Balram "half-baked." What does he mean by this? How does Balram go about educating himself? What does he learn?


Kristel (kristelh) | 3797 comments Mod
Not fully mature. He is only half cooked, he needs more maturing. He really gets his education on the streets of India. He learns corruption.


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Pip | 1301 comments The expression is used a lot in New Zealand in the context of a "half baked" idea, meaning something that has not been thought through as thoroughly as might be desirable. So I took that meaning. It also implies rushing into something thoughtlessly.


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