the three phases of the author's relationship with the grandmother before he left the country to study abroad.

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I guess you know about the Grandmother. Now about the question!!!! 1. first Phase:- The Grandmother looked after the author as his parents were trying hard to find an opportunity in the city to settle down there.She was quite active and agile.She woke him up early in the morning,prepared him breakfast and escorted him to school. 2. Second Phase:- Now came the turning point in author's life when his parents came to the village to take him to the city.In the city he was given a room separate from his grandmother.Now he went to school by bus, the grandmother couldn't accompany him to school.There he learnt about science and music, grand mother couldn't help him in science and she didn't like him learning about music since she considered it only for beggars and prostitutes. 3. Third Phase:- this was the most important phase in their relation.Khushwant’s grandmother was a strong person. Whatever she went through in her heart she always restrained herself from demonstrating her emotions. He recalls that when he went abroad for further studies his grandmother was there to see him off on railway station quite calm busy telling the beads of her rosary and reciting prayers as always. When he came back after five years he found her more and more religious and more and more self contained. She spent still more time in prayers and spinning the wheel. Feeding the birds was her only happy pastime. But just the day before her death for the first time she broke this routine and gave up her prayers. That day she sang the songs of the home coming of the warriors on a withered drum along with the ladies of neighborhood in order to celebrate her grandson’s return from abroad. Next morning she got ill. Although the doctor said it was a mild fever and would go away she could foresee that her end was near. She was upset that she omitted her prayers just before the final departure from the world. She did not want to waste any more time talking to anybody. She lay peacefully in bed praying and telling the beads till her lips stopped moving and rosary fell from her lifeless fingers. To mourn her death thousands of sparrows flew in and sat scattered around her body in utter silence.They even ignored the breadcrumbs thrown for them by Khushwant’s mother. They only flew away after the corpse was carried away for last rites.

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actually i wanted 2 download dis chapter.... wat shud i do???

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Hi Cathlin, Please Find the Link Below, in that go for the second Attachment( Recent One), You Can download Full Text Book, If you have any issues please revert me back. http://www.notemonk.com/book/43/Hornbill.English.Class.11/


Mention the odd way in which the author’s grandmother behaved just before she died.

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The day when the author arrived from abroad was the day before her death. She broke her routine of praying and sang the songs of the home coming of the warriors on a withered drum along with the ladies of neighborhood.


Three reasons why the author's grandmother was disturbed when he started going to the school

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1)she didnt lik d teach of english skol coz der was nthg abt god n scriptures

2)she didnt belive in arthmetics principles

3)she sonsiderd english teaching is meant for beggers

1)she didnt lik d teach of english skol coz der was nthg abt god n scriptures

2)she didnt belive in arthmetics principles

3)she sonsiderd english teaching is meant for beggers


the three reasons why the authors grand mother why the authors grand mother was disturbed when he started going to city school

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  1. She could not accompany him to school, as a motor bus was taking him to school.

  2. She could not help him in learning his lessons, which were getting increasingly difficult where he was learning English, Law of Gravity, Archimedes principle and all.

  3. Also lessons in morality with respect to God and scriptures were not taught in the school, which disturbed her a lot. Moreover, they were taught music lessons which were not honorable in her opinion.


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