Lost Spring/ Lost Spring. Stories of Stolen Childhood. About the author. Anees Jung () was born in Rourkela and spent her childhood and adolescence. The story, “Lost Spring” describes the pitiable condition of poor children Anees Jung gives voice to eliminate child labour by educating the. Anees Jung gives voice to eliminate child labour by educating the Ans. Anees Jung has portrayed two stories in ‘Lost Spring’ and both depict.

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Discuss with reference to Lost Spring. What makes the lot embarrassed at having made a promise that was not meant? Give reasons for your answer.

About 20, children slog their day light hours and often lose the brightness of their eyes before they become adults. Sometimes a child can find a silver coin or more in a heap of garbage. Tanuj Kumar added it Mar 23, The dark dingy cells without light and air worsen the working conditions of the children. Banglemakers did not do so because if they tried to get organized they would be beaten up by the police and dragged to jail for doing something illegal.

S jungg it as to-read Dec 28, Mukesh belongs to the family of bangle makers.

The story explores the problems he faces — getting exposed to hazardous waste in the garbage dumps, walking about barefoot, no nourishment or clothes on his body. He lost his carefree look S;ring was now no longer his own master. In their bleak stories of exploitation, the author finds glimpses of resilience and fortitude. The dingy cells and stinking smell of garbage choke their bodies. Their fields and homes had been swept away sspring storms. The book is devoid of any emotion whatsoever which forces you not to sympathize with the characters.


Lost Spring: Stories of Stolen Childhood

Sometimes they found one rupee coins and sometimes even ten rupee notes. They live without any identity like sprinb ration card, or voter card — after all filling the stomach is more important than an identity.

So they were destined to make bangles and they could not do anything else. Nov 30, Vikas rated it really liked it.

Q20 Why does the author say that the bangle makers are caught in a vicious web? Does the rag picking mean the same thing for parents and children?

From birth till late childhood, life for every child is almost the beginning of a bright and a shiny future. They did not have money enough to start their own new kind of enterprise. Sheza ‘Shez’ marked it as to-read Dec 16, Tony Sheldon marked it as to-read May 03, Why was not Saheb happy on getting a job?

The job has taken away his freedom. Why does the author say that the bangle-makers are caught in a vicious web? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Q16 What do bangles symbolize? Vikas rated it it was ok Sep 20, Weighed down by the debt, they can neither think nor find a way to come of out of this trap.

Yusuf Dadarkar rated it liked it Jan 05, The call is to end child exploitation and let the children enjoy the days of the spring that bring joy under their feet. Brahmjot marked it as to-read Jan 12, He dreams to become a motor mechanic. The condition of the life of Saheb or Mukesh was far from desirable. Refresh and try again.


The elders have made it their profession for a fixed wages whereas for the children rag picking is a game of treasure-hunting.

Lost Spring: Stories of Stolen Childhood by Anees Jung

What is he looking for in the garbage dumps and where has he come from? Jess Lake marked it as to-read Apr 21, They feel it is better to be without identity than going hungry. Q8 Why does the author say that Seemapuri in spite of being on the periphery of Delhi was miles away from it?

What could be some of the reasons for the migration of people from sprinb to cities? The family of bangle makers were caught in the vicious web of poverty. Prior to it, she worked aenes journalist.

The author had promised to open a school in which Saheb could study but had no intention of doing so. Q3 What explanations does the author offer for the children not wearing foot wear? You are right but now he gets a job on tea stall and he earns rupee per month.

They had food and shelter here.

Note: Summary Chapter: Lost Spring – Subject: English – XII – Course: BoardPrep – 12th

The bangle-makers lead their life in utter miseries and grinding poverty. On the other hand, Saheb replies that there is no school aners his neighbourhood. Open Preview See a Problem?