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Creative Writing by Swati Pal, Anuradha Marwah, Anjana Neira Dev

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ACTIVITY 18
  1. What is the apparent reason for Shireen's decision to make sweet rice? What is the other more hidden and compelling reason suggested in the story?

  2. The careful reading of the recipe book Naimatkhana provides a moment of illumination for Shireen. What does Shireen see when ‘a match is struck unexpectedly in the dark’ for her in her London flat?

  3. Identify the passages that suggest

    1. Jamil's socio-economic status.
    2. Jamil's male-centred point of view.
    3. Limitations of Jamil's world.

 

Character

Characters are things of the past; insists the contemporary French novelist Alain Robbe-Grillet. Can one write a story without characters? A character is presumably an ‘imagined person’ who inhabits a story (exceptions could have rabbits or inanimate ...

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