Openly resist or refuse to obey. Iqbal ripped the special carpet he was making and defied his master.
Your never coming out
In a way that is uncertain or dependent on chance. Fatima made the precarious journey across the courtyard to bring Iqbal water while he was in the Tomb.
A civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones. The magistrate went with the policemen and the Liberation Front to Hussain Khan's home to free the children that had been sold into slavery.
In a way that shows no mercy. Karim saw someone come out of the Tomb in the summer, it was mercilessly hot and the boy was never the same when he came out.
A state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behavior. Iqbal's father was in such desperation when his brother was sick he sold Iqbal to pay for medicine to help his brother.
To make full use of and derive benefit from. Hussain Kahn exploited the children that worked for him. They could not read and did not understand the marks on their slates. He used this lack of knowledge to his advantage.