Indigo Summary by Louis Fischer

Introduction Louis Fischer included Indigo in Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s biography. The chapter narrates how Gandhiji became a beacon of hope for poor peasants of Champaran and took their fight to the English landlords in a civilized, non-violent but still revolutionary way. Meeting the Mahatma The account begins with Fischer traveling to a place called Sevagram, a hospice run by … Read more

I Sell My Dreams Summary by Gabriel Marquez

In the short story “I Sell My Dreams” Gabriel Marquez highlights the need of certain superstitious beliefs that human beings crave and depend on. The Seaside tragedy The story begins at Havana Riviera Hotel. The narrator was enjoying breakfast with his friends when some cars got hauled up by a crushing wave right in front of them. The wreckage flew … Read more

Ranga’s Marriage Summary by Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

Story of Ranga The story Ranga’s Marriage is narrated by Shyama, a concerned inhabitant of Hosahalli which is located in the state of Mysore (before Independence). Shyama is enamored with the place, its beauty, and its people. He loves the mango trees, the village pond and the creeper looking over it. He finds it unfortunate that … Read more

The Address Summary by Marga Minco | Class 11

Introduction It is the story about a young girl who goes back to the place of her mother’s friend, Mrs. Dorling, to find her old belongings only to find that they do not carry the same value in a different setting with unfamiliar people. The setting of the story is post-WWII and the persecution of … Read more

Going Places Summary by AR Barton

Introduction The story of Going by AK Barton Places revolves around young teenagers and their aspirations. It is a phase of life when the desire to achieve the impossible is unstoppable and thrilling. It is an age where people are most impressionable and take heroes to look up to. Sophie’s Dreams The story recounts Sophie, a … Read more

The Fence Summary by Jose Garcia Villa

Setting The story is set is a desolate place where two nipa huts are the only visible houses. The occupants of both the houses are distant and cold towards each other. Their attitudes reflect the remoteness and emptiness of their location. They have an unyielding fence between them to stay at arm’s length from each … Read more

Journey by Night by Norah Burke Summary

The story Journey by Night by Norah Burke is about Sher Singh, son of Sher Singh Bahadur who was a famous Shikari or hunter. The Illness One day, Sher Singh’s brother Kunwar falls sick while their father is gone on an expedition with some photographers. He complains about an excruciating stomach ache. The family of four … Read more

God Lives in the Panch Summary by Munshi Premchand

Introduction ‘God Lives in the Panch’ is a tale of a relationship between the two protagonists, Jumman Shaikh and Alagu Chowdhary. They have immense faith in each other and share a bond of enduring friendship even though their respective personalities are quite different. The entire village praises their commitment to each other. Background Since childhood, … Read more

The Kabuliwala Summary | Rabindranath Tagore

“Kabuliwala” by Tagore is a tale of heart-rending friendship between a 5-year-old Bengali girl Minnie and an Afghan moneylender, Abdur Rahman or Rahamat. The story beautifully ties a bond of mutual affection and the unconventional relationship between the two. Inception of an Odd Friendship The voice of the story is lent by the father of … Read more

Deep Water Summary by William Douglas

Douglas decided to learn swimming The story “Deep Water” deals with two aspects of life the fear of water and to overcome that fear. It shows how the writer was scared of water since his childhood. To overcome this fear he learned swimming with strong determination and courage. His very first experience was when he … Read more