Name – Ruskin Bond
Born – 19 May 1934 at
Kasauli, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
He is one of the prominent
Indian authors of British descent.
His famous writings –
The room on the roof
A flight of Pigeons
Famous awards –
Sahitya Akademi Award (1992)
able t o see Bijju?
hills and t he adjacent areas. Nothing was visible. So, the author could hear
Bijju but he could not see him.
in which the hills appear to change when the mist comes up?
Besides, because of mist an uncanny silence prevails everywhere which makes the
whole atmosphere gloomy and melancholic.
prepare to face the monsoon?
in the month of June and comes to an end by the end of August.
does the author describe in this diary?
native land. In this lesson we are acquainted with Mussoorie.
and rodents take shelter? Why?
the heavy monsoon rain.
it rain without stopping? What does the author do on these days?
paced about the room. Sometimes he started feel the rhythm of the rain. And
sometimes he looked out of the window where there had been a few bobbing
receive in the mail?
this only to mean the musk rats being lucky. As there was a visit by a musk
rat, he got this wealth.
daily entries for June 24-25, August 2 and March 23. Now write down the changes
that happen as the rains progress from June to March.
As the mist veiled the hills, the birds lost their visibility and fell silent. The
author describes it as melancholic one.
is warm and moist and it is just adverse of what we see in the high altitude. In
the high altitude is very cold. Even the plants knew this change in weathers. A
cobra lily reared its head from the ferns.
rainfall without storm and thunder keeps the author confined in his room. The
author fells the presence of rain truly as he says “being untouched by and yet
in touch with the rain”.
cloud there comes heavy hailstorm which dears the sky. The whole atmosphere
becomes aesthetic one with a rainbow forming.
ask the children not to kill the chuchundar?
because chuchundars are believed to be lucky. These creatures’ presence
signifies monetary gain.
Nature which show that the monsoons are about to end?
monsoons is at end.
not seen but his voice is heard because the monsoon mist covered everything in the
describes the hill station and valley as “a paradise that might have been”
was successful in attacking
Bijju’s cow but
had to flee when Bijju’s mother came screaming imprecations.
minivets are easily noticed because the minivets are of bright colours.
like a fashion display on the slopes when ground orchids move lady’s slipper and the white
butterfly orchids flower.
monsoon season, snakes and rodents are found in roofs and attics because their holes and burrows
are flooded by the monsoon rain water.
given to springing uncountable leaks, there is feeling of being untouched by
and yet in touch with, the rain.”
used t he word ‘springing’?
It talks about the increasing numbers of leaks in the tin roofs.
How is the writer untouched by the rain?
roof. The leakages even did not touch him.
How is the writer is touch with the rain at the same time?
leakages gave him the feeling of being in close touch with the rain.
that can happen when there is endless rain for days together.
within their houses. Activities of birds and animals stop because of mist.
Snakes and rodents find temporary shelter as their holes and burrows are
flooded. A number of monsoon insects, animals, trees, and flowers show their
significance of cobra lily in relation to the monsoon season, its beginning and
of monsoon rain. When monsoon begins cobra lily appears from the ferns and seeds
of cobra lily turning red signify the end of monsoon.
Cbse class viii-English-Textbook Solutions of The Summit Within;
Cbse class viii-English-Glimpses of the Past –Textbook Solutions;
cbse class viii-English-This is Jody’s Fawn-Textbook answers and solutions ;
Textbook solutions and answers –A Visit to Cambridge;
Textbook solutions and answers –A Short Monsoon Diary;