"There must be a word for what he is..."
What could be a better song for Raman than "Nowhere Man"? The sum total of our knowledge about him is his marriage to Maggie Gallagher and the possibility that he's a bridge player. Not much to go on, but it's pretty faceless.
Like the song's protagonist, it would seem that, along with the Mrs., he's "as blind as he can be... just sees what he wants to see," and I really don't think he can see me - us - at all: people who want respect for our families and our lives.
Mrs. Srivastav wants to dictate the terms of my life, to make sure that, by law, it's less, legally and practically, than hers. I want her to tell the truth about hers.