"the sagging skins of the dilapidated drum" This phrase has been used to denote the poor condition of the drum being played by the grandmother.
'the thought that his grandmother could have been pretty and young in the past was something very unacceptable as he was used only to her present aappeaarance from his time memorial
an expanse of
an expanse of vast serenity - the white clad of grandmother added to her calm and sacredness
a turning point- an incident or the time that led to a great change
accepted her seclusion with resignation- she did not show any signs of protest or ant sort of even slightest objection
veritable bedlam of chirrupings - amixture of chirruping sound of many birds at a time
frivolous rebukes- chiding or scolding affectionately
we come to know that the author's grandmother was a religious because in the village his grandmother went to his school with himm because it had a temple attatched. she also moved around the house with her rosary beads and never stopped chanting her prayers. she also used to sing hymns to the author while she bathed him in hope that he memorize them. in the city she was upset and distressed because there were no teachings of god and his scriptures in the author's school. she sat by the spinning wheel and recited prayers and did not speak to anyone. even when the author was going abroad for his studies she did not stop praying and she was the same when he returned. before her death she did not speak to anyone and her hands kept counting the beads of her rosary.
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