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Unformatted text preview: Q Vm) ‘M‘LTEZ .II I “... an army of barefoot boys who appear like morning birds and disappear
at noon.” Explanation: Due to poverty, these boys cannot afford slippers or shoes but are
free spirited and enjoy and revel their freedom like birds. These boys call it a tradition to walk barefoot, but in reg they cannot afford
slippers or shoes. Their condition is poorer than the priest boys who could get shoes
in life after a few decades but the rag—pickers suffer from deprivation since
generations and their is still no hope of change for them. STORY 2.: “I Want to Drive a Car.” “His dream looms like a mirage amidst the dust of streets that ﬁll his town,
Firozabad, famous for its bangles.” Explanation: The dream of Mukesh to become a motor mechanic is like a mirage
which that appears possible but couldn’t be or there are very less chances of it. It
is because he is worker in the bangle making factor and has very less chances to
change his present occupation which he has got in heredity. “Few Wﬂy over Firozabad.” Explanation: The condition of workers in Firozabad is so poor that thy couldn’t
even think of high things even in their dreams. Becoming a motor mechanic is a
great challenge for Mukesh, he could never (even in his dreams) think of becomin
a pilot. SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS 1. What does Saheb do for living? Why? Saheb is a rag picker. His family has left the life of poverty behind in Dhaka in to
pursue their dream of ﬁnding a better life. The children like him have no access to
Education and are forced into rag picking 2. “Saheb is no longer his own master”, says the writer. What does she mean?
The writer means that having accepted a1 job in_the tea-stall, Saheb has lost the
independence that he enjoyed as a rag picker, even though he was poor. Although
he will now be able to supplement the family income, it will be at the cost of his
freedom, which is difﬁcult, binding and unfair for someone so young. 3. Why did people migrate from the village in Dhaka to Delhi ?
Better education, job opportunities and living conditions. 4. What trade does the family of Mukesh follow? Why does the writer feel that
it will be difficult for Mukesh to break away from this tradition? Engaged in bangle making—difﬁcult to break away from this trade. He belongs to
the caste of bangle makers His family is caught in the web of W, the
middlemen, policemen, politicians and bureaucrats, from which there is no escape. 5. What does garbage symbolize for the adults and children?
Adults imeans of earning a livelihood.
Children iwrapped in wonder, magical 6.In spite of despair and disease pervading the lives of the slum children, they
are not devoid of hope. How far do you agree? Ans. In spite of growing up amidst despair and disease, children who live in the
slums have the desire to achieve something big in life, like Mukesh. This shows that
they are not devoid of hope. Saheb, a ragpicker, is eager to go to a school and learn.
Mukesh, who works in dark, dingy cells making bangles, dreams of becoming a
motor mechanic, which is very much against his family tradition. ...
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