Class 12 English Chapter 2 Lost Spring Summary – Flamingo NCERT Solution

Class  12th
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Class 12 English Chapter 2 Lost Spring Summary

In this story the author unveils the utter destitution of the ragpickers of the Seemapuri and the bangle makers of Firozabad. Saheb is the son of a migrant family from Dhaka. Their homes and fields were destroyed by storm. He is a ragpicker who lives in Seemapuri in Delhi and goes about barefoot in the heaps of garbage to earn his livelihood. Thousands of such children live with their families in Seemapuri. The ragpickers of Seemapuri live in mud houses. These families are living in utter poverty. In order to earn better, Saheb starts working at a tea stall where he is paid Rs. 800 per month but It seems works for someone else and is no longer master of his own. This loss of identity weighs heavily on his tender shoulders.

Then the author tells about Mukesh, another young boy. Mukesh’s family like other families of Firozabad are victims of poverty. His father is blind and as a family tradition he has always worked in the glass bangles factory. The children work very close to the furnace that they are exposed to various health hazards even losing their eye-right.
In the story the author brings out the depravity of child labour. Childhood is considered as spring of human life full of joy, pleasure and play. But millions of children like Saheb and Mukesh have lost their spring (Childhood).

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