The Joshees’ return journey was difficult, and was further aggravated by Anandibai’s worsening health. Eagerly awaited details were supplied to Mrs Carpenter by Gopalrao, who proved to be as regular a correspondent as Anandibai. This chapter also sheds light on how, despite all achievements, Anandibai was to be reduced to the average submissive wife whose hard-earned expertise could be overruled at will by her husband.