Transport Nagar in Udaipur sports a deserted look today—a grid of lanes with slammed shutters, a handful of parked trucks, and a lone chaiwala with his bicycle under the shade of a tree. I learn from the chaiwala it is Mahavir Jayanti, a government holiday. Not that it should matter in an industry like transportation, but Jainism has a powerful presence in Udaipur. The brokers and commission agents, many of them Jains, seem to be enjoying a day of rest, with a few exceptions. Prade