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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Ashi97 added it Mar 16, They talk of poverty, apathy, greed and injustice.

Jasveen added it Mar 15, They are afraid to form cooperatives to safeguard themselves because they feel that they will be beaten up by the police and jailed for doing something illegal. These children are denied the opportunity of schooling and forced into labour early in life. Prior to it, she worked as journalist.

Lost Spring: Stories of Stolen Childhood

Immediately at the second thought, she realizes that the advice must sound very hollow. The author has met many barefooted children roaming around.

Saheb was not happy on getting a job in tea stall for a salary of Rs. The story is the same in every family. The living condition and the working environment is a woeful tale. You will receive a link to create a new password via email. Why did the rag pickers have to leave their green fields in their country?


He was too poor to wear chappals.

Airplanes symbolize something distant, just like a far-fetched dream —people of Firozabad were not exposed to grand dreams like that. Anres Shukla rated it it was amazing Nov 01, They live without any identity like the ration card, or voter card — after all filling the stomach is more important than an identity.

Mention the hazards of working in the glass bangles industry.

His family, like the many other families of rag pickers lives in Seemapuri. The life of Mukesh at Firozabad is lost in misery and poverty. Lack of education and awareness, stigma of being born in the caste of banglemakersvicious nexus of sahukarsmiddlemen, politicians and police suppresses the bangle makers and keep them poverty stricken. Mukesh lived with his elder brother who mung a bangle maker. Iva Singh marked it as to-read Apr 15, Sahil Talaulikar is currently reading it Apr 14, Through years rag picking has acquired the proportions of a fine art.

He was the adviser to the last Nizam of Hyderabad princely state. There was always a hope of coming across unexpected surprises and so garbage was wrapped in wonder for them.

Lost Spring Summary Class 12th

At last, Saheb got employed in a tea andes. These people feel that though they may have to live in the most abysmal conditions in the city, they will get aneez least some food to eat. Mukesh is different from the rest of the folk there.


Life in dingy cells and working close to hot furnaces make these children blind when they step into the adulthood. His family does not know that it jug illegal for children to work in such close to furnaces with such high temperatures. Bangle making is not a lucrative source of income but they have no alternative and hence remain entrenched in the same.

Sneh Pradhan rated it liked it Dec 27, No, rag picking is not the same for parents and children.

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

The dingy cells and stinking smell of garbage choke their bodies. Garbage is a means of survival for the elders and for the children it is something wrapped in wonder.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. These people have desires and ambitions, but they do not know the way to achieve them.

Steeped in despair and apathy, they no longer have the will to aspire and better their lot. Q3 What sprong does the author offer for the children not wearing foot wear?