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Where does the narrator Anees Jung encounter Saheb every morning?
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Give an account of the background of Saheb and the army of barefoot
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Why is the narrator embarrassed at having made 'a promise that was not meant'?
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Saheb's full name is "Saheb-e-Alam". Isn't it ironical? Justify your answer.
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Saheb and other ragpickers of his age don't wear shoes or 'chappals'. What explanations does the author give for this? Which one of these you show your agreement with?
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Describe the contrast that Anees Jung brings out between Sabeb and the son of the priest.
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Seemapuri is 'a place on the periphery of Delhi yet miles away from it, metaphorically'. Justify this statement describing the colony or settlement of ragpickers.
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Describe the miserable condition of the ragpickers of Seemapuri.
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Survival in Seemapuri means rag-picking'. Elucidate.
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Through the years rag-picking has acquired the 'proportions of a fine art' in Seemapuri. Justify the statement.
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Garbage rag-picking means something for parents and the other, quite different, for their children. How? Explain.
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How did Saheb get a pair of shoes?
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For Saheb, ‘even shoes with a hole' is a dream come true. Explain the statement.
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Why did Saheb appear to have lost the carefree look even after getting a job in a tea stall?
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Describe Mukesh and his background.
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Describe the fate of 20,000 child workers who work in the bangle-industry of Firozabad in most hazardous conditions.
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What has Mukesh's father achieved after years of hard labour?
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It is his karam, his destiny", says Mukesh's grandmother. Why can't they break their “God-given lineage"?
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Does young Savita know the sanctity of bangles she helps make? Explain their sanctity for married women.
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Little has moved with time in Firozabad', says Anees Jung. Why does she say so?
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Why don't the bangle-makers of Firozabad organise themselves into a cooperative?
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“I see two distinct worlds." says Anees Jung. Draw a contrast between the two.
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Justify the title 'Lost Spring'.
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Why should child labour be eliminated and how?
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The Lesson "Lost spring vividly depicts the lives of street children. Discuss.
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Mukesh is a street child, which traits of Mukesh appeal to you most? Why?
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‘The beauty of the bangles of Firozabad is in direct contrast to the life of the people who make them'. Elaborate."
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Survival in Seemapuri means rag picking". Give a brief account of the life and activities of squatters from Bangladesh settled in Seemapuri.
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Banning of child labour is not the only solution. Do you agree? Give reasons and also suggest what should be done to improve their lot?
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How different is the attitude of Mukesh from that of Saheb?
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Though the government has enacted Right to education and abolished child labour, yet the story of the underprivileged children stays on the same path. Discuss (Lost Spring).
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“Persevere and conquer fear; if you do so success is yours”. Discuss.
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The paradox of the society that we live in are aptly featured in ‘Lost Spring’. Comment.
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‘Lost spring’ is a sad commentary on the political system of our country that condemns thousands of people to a life of abject poverty. Elucidate.
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