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2 LOST SPRING by Anees Jung Stories of Stolen Childhood

3 About The Author Born in Rourkela, spent her childhood and adolescence in HyderabadBorn in Rourkela, spent her childhood and adolescence in Hyderabad Receievd education in Hyderabad and U.S.Receievd education in Hyderabad and U.S. Parents were writersParents were writers Began her career as a writer in IndiaBegan her career as a writer in India

4 Works Done Editor of Youth Times and columnist for major newspaper in India and abroadEditor of Youth Times and columnist for major newspaper in India and abroad Authored books: Unveiling India, Night Of the New Moon, Seven Sisters, Breaking The Silence,etc…Authored books: Unveiling India, Night Of the New Moon, Seven Sisters, Breaking The Silence,etc…

5 About The Lesson This lesson is an excerpt from her book titled LOST SPRING:stories of stolen childhoodThis lesson is an excerpt from her book titled LOST SPRING:stories of stolen childhood She analysis grinding poverty and traditions which condemn the poor children to a life of exploitationShe analysis grinding poverty and traditions which condemn the poor children to a life of exploitation

6 Main Characters Story 1: ‘sometimes I find a rupee in the garbage’Story 1: ‘sometimes I find a rupee in the garbage’ Saheb: garbage pickerSaheb: garbage picker Author:Author:

7 Story 2: ‘I want to drive a car’ Mukesh: a child working in bangle industryMukesh: a child working in bangle industry Mukesh’s father, mother, elder brother and his wifeMukesh’s father, mother, elder brother and his wife

8 Focal Points Migrants From Bangladesh: left green fields, rivers-no grain- storms destroyed allleft green fields, rivers-no grain- storms destroyed all Migrants In Seemapuri: outskirts of Delhi- ‘near yet far’outskirts of Delhi- ‘near yet far’ far symbolically-no water in taps, no sewage, drainage, no identity BUT migrants have a ration card-name on voter’s listfar symbolically-no water in taps, no sewage, drainage, no identity BUT migrants have a ration card-name on voter’s list

9 Saheb Works for tea-stall ownerWorks for tea-stall owner Earns rs.800Earns rs.800 Feels bound, has a masterFeels bound, has a master Saheb admiresSaheb admires tennis player-gets shoes-can’t dream of playing tha game tennis player-gets shoes-can’t dream of playing tha game Saheb-e-alam-means lord of the universe-ironicalSaheb-e-alam-means lord of the universe-ironical Saheb represents thousands ofSaheb represents thousands of RAG PICKERS: BarefeetBarefeet Scrounge through garbageScrounge through garbage Sometimes find a 10 rupee note or even a silver coinSometimes find a 10 rupee note or even a silver coin Love element of surprise and suspenseLove element of surprise and suspense Carefree life yet burdened-childhood stolenCarefree life yet burdened-childhood stolen

10 Mukesh Desires to become a motor mechanicDesires to become a motor mechanic Family in Ferozabad, working in glass blowing industryFamily in Ferozabad, working in glass blowing industry Workers In Industry:Workers In Industry: children work near hot furnaces20000 children work near hot furnaces Barely enough food for survivalBarely enough food for survival Lost health, eyesightLost health, eyesight No joy-tradition of same workNo joy-tradition of same work No change possibleNo change possible

11 Resistance To Change Poverty, traditionPoverty, tradition Social stigmaSocial stigma Social forces-law, police, middlemen, politicians, bureaucrats, sahukarsSocial forces-law, police, middlemen, politicians, bureaucrats, sahukars No leadersNo leaders Lack of attitudeLack of attitude Children burdened-hence childhood stolenChildren burdened-hence childhood stolen

12 Expressions Used In The Story Looking for-searching/seekingLooking for- searching/seeking Perpetual state of poverty-constant state of povertyPerpetual state of poverty- constant state of poverty work hard and steadily.Slog their daylight hours- work hard and steadily. Impose the baggage on the child-burden with responsibilityImpose the baggage on the child- burden with responsibility Dark hutments-unhygienic shelters/hutsDark hutments- unhygienic shelters/huts

13 Thinking About Language Figures of speech used:Figures of speech used: Hyperbole: ex-garbage to them is goldHyperbole: ex-garbage to them is gold Metaphor: ex-drowned in an air of desolationMetaphor: ex-drowned in an air of desolation Simile: ex-as her hands move mechanically like the tongs of a machine, I wonder………………..Simile: ex-as her hands move mechanically like the tongs of a machine, I wonder……………….. contrast: ex-she still has bangles on her wrist but not light in her eyescontrast: ex-she still has bangles on her wrist but not light in her eyes

14 Theme The plight of street children forced into labour early in life and denied opportunity of schoolingThe plight of street children forced into labour early in life and denied opportunity of schooling Sub Theme: the callousness of society and the political class to the sufferings of the poorSub Theme: the callousness of society and the political class to the sufferings of the poor

15 Assignments Comprehension Check: Answer the following questions in 30 to 40 words: What is Saheb’s complete name and why is it ironical? ‘Garbage to then is gold’, explain? Why does Saheb lose his carefree look on getting a job at a tea-stall? What has Mukesh’s father achieved after so many years of hard work? Why are the bangle makers unsuccessful in making a co-operative?

16 Assignments Questions based on HOTS/EXTRAPOLATION: What is Mukesh’s ambition? Why does the author feel that there were chances, although bleak, of his dream becoming reality? Why are the children compelled to become bangle makers? Justify the title “Lost Spring” Describe the life of bangle makers in Ferozabad. Why does the author state that Seemapuri is on the periphery of Delhi, yet miles away from it?

17 Writing Tasks Make notes in note-form of the first story i.e. “sometimes I find a rupee in the garbage” using five abbreviations. Provide a suitable title as well. You visited a glass bangle industry and found a number of children slogging their daylight hours to support the family and earn their bread when they should be in the school. As a reporter of a local daily, write a report describing the conditions under which the workers of bangle industry work and the related health hazards associated with their work.( words)

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