Question: Describe the irony in Saheb’s name. [CBSE (AI) 2015]
Answer: Saheb’s full name is Saheb-e-Alam which means ‘Lord of the Universe’. But in stark contrast to his name, Saheb is a poverty-stricken, barefoot, homeless rag picker who scrounges the garbage dumps of Delhi for his livelihood. His name is in total contrast to his very existence and is thus ironical.
- What does the title ‘Lost Spring’ convey? [CBSE (AI) 2009]
- What does the writer mean when she says, ‘Saheb is no longer his own master’? [CBSE Delhi 2009]
- Why could the bangle-makers not organise themselves into a co-operative?
- Who is Mukesh? What is his dream?
- Why does the author say that the bangle makers are caught in a vicious web?
- Why was Gandhiji opposed to C.F. Andrews helping him in Champaran?
- What were the terms of the indigo contract between the British landlords and the Indian peasants?
- How was Gandhi treated at Rajendra Prasad’s house?
- Teachers always advise their students to dream big. Yet, the same teachers in your classrooms find fault with Sophie when she dreams. What is wrong with Sophie’s dreams?
- “Sophie’s dream world clashes with the world of her family and friends”. Bring out the stark difference between the two worlds
- In the story ‘Going places’, the author A.R. Burton has successfully taken the readers to places. Elaborate
- Do you think the title of the story ‘Going Places’ by A.R. Barton is appropriate? Discuss
- It is not unusual for a lower-middle-class girl to dream big. How unrealistic were Sophie’s dreams?
- Attempt a character sketch of Sophie as a woman who lives in her dreams
- Sophie lives in a world full of dreams which she does not know she cannot realise. Comment
- Do you think Sophie is overambitious and Jansie is more practical? Discuss
- Compare and contrast Sophie and Jansie, highlighting their temperaments and aspirations
- How did Geoff and Sophie’s father react when they came to know that Sophie had met Danny Casey?
- Everybody during the last lesson is filled with regret. Comment. (The last Lesson)
- Our language is part of our culture and we are proud of it. Describe how regretful M. Hamel and the village elders are for having neglected their native language, French
- Our native language is part of our culture and we are proud of it. How does the presence of village elders in the classroom and M. Hamel’s last lesson show their love for French?