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

They work through the garbage with a hope that one day they would get a gold coin or a rupee note from the garbage heap Through years rag picking has acquired the proportions of a fine art. Nayana Saikia marked it as to-read Sprng 26, Some of the industrialists conspire in unison with the sahukars, the middlemen, the policemen and the politicians and then go on stealing their childhood for some extra coins.

Nigel Joseph added it Anefs 14, They are afraid to form cooperatives to safeguard themselves because they feel that they will be beaten up wpring the police and jailed for doing something illegal. A man from Udipi once told the author his own story when he was a boy and his father a priest in the temple. The poor ragpickers name Saheb-e-Alam ironically means lord of universe who work for the people from all strata of society unlike Saheb for whom food is more important than identity in such a conditions he lacks all the scopes to work for other people.

Those loxt work in bangle industries, lose their eyesight before they become adult. Before he is aware, he accepts it as naturally as his father” is very good.

Lost Spring: Stories of Stolen Childhood

He and his fellow rag pickers are barefooted and the reason one of them gives is his mother does not bring his shoes down from the shelf. Sumegha rated it really liked it Jul 10, The child labour employed in any form is an offence. The garage is far away from his house but he shall walk.


The glass blowing industry of Firozabad employs local families and these families have spent generations working around furnaces, welding glass and making bangles of different colours. Then they began to live in Seemapuri, a slum near Delhi. From birth till late childhood, life for every child is almost the beginning of a bright and a shiny future. He has no desire to live and become the victim of poverty. The life of Mukesh at Firozabad is lost in misery and poverty.

What is Saheb looking for in the garbage dumps? Why do the rag pickers have ration permits but no identity? They see very little hope of escaping from their impoverished life of misery and privation. Years of suffering makes her accept everything in the name of karma or fate. At last, Saheb got employed in a tea stall.

On the other hand, Saheb replies that there is no school in his neighbourhood. But his attitude to this situation is different from others.

On getting a reply that there was no school in his locality, she makes a fake promise that she would open a school for him.

These people have desires and ambitions, but they hy not know the way to achieve them. They loved Seemapuri because they could survive here. In Seemapuri survival means rag picking. They had come to the big city to find a living. Mukesh wants to be a motor mechanic and drive a car.

Nilabh Ranjan rated it really liked it Sep 02, Paperbackpages. The writer has beautifully essayed wpring story of stolen childhood with a view to sensitizing us to the plight of these poor unfortunate children. They had come to the big city to find a living. What is ironical in making of bangles by Savita and wearing of bangles by an elderly woman who has no light in her eyes?

As a result, bu of them become blind at a very young age.

The Lost Spring by Anees Jung

The author finds a spark of motivation in Mukesh who is quite determined about realizing his dream of becoming a motor mechanic. The politicians, bu, policemen and bureaucrats will all obstruct their way of progress. Q18 Why did not the bangle makers organize themselves into a co-operative?


He is satisfied with the more tangible and attainable dream related to the fast moving cars that he saw on the streets each day. Every other family in Firozabad is engaged in making bangles. Anees Jung speing voice to eliminate child labour by educating the children and to enforce the laws iung child labour by the governments strictly. Their fields and homes had been swept away by storms.

Someone gave him a pair of tennis shoes.

This is the only means of survival. On the other hand Mukesh was determined to become motor mechanic and was ready to make every possible effort to accomplish his dreams. The dazzling and sparking of welding light and the high temperature render the situation hellish.

When the author asked sprin children why they were always barefootone said it was because his mother had not pulled his shoes from the shelf while the other explanation was that it was a tradition in their community to walk barefoot. Dec 25, Aarjav rated it did not like it.

The politicians, middlemen, policemen and bureaucrats will all obstruct their way of progress. And he will go if the authorities make one. Sahib gets a job in tea stall, earns Rs.

There are quite a few things that are unreachable to them, namely shoes, tennis and the like. The reaction of the rich is recorded here as she gets to know that they excuse themselves from doing something for them by saying things like — it is their tradition not to wear shoes. In this lesson, the author Anees Jung examines and analyses the grinding poverty and tradition that condemn children to a life of exploitation.