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In “The Eyes Are Not Here” by Ruskin Bond, the narrator is traveling on a train in India, the author's native country. The narrator is blind, only able to perceive the difference between light and...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2020, 1:19 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond’s short story “The Eyes Are Not Here” is very brief but is also intriguingly complex. Although most worthwhile stories cannot be easily paraphrased or reduced to a single theme, this...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2011, 12:56 pm (UTC)

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In Ruskin Bond's short story, the meeting which takes place is between two people who are unable to see each other. The title is justified, then, because Bond's point seems to be that being able to...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2021, 10:47 am (UTC)

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“The Eyes Are Not Here” [also known as “The Girl on the Train” and “The Eyes Have It”] is a short story by Ruskin Bond, an Indian writer. The story exudes irony. The story uses first person point...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2012, 2:47 am (UTC)

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In the short story “The Thief” written by Indian writer Ruskin Bond the characters are the Thief and Arun. The Thief is only fifteen years old upon his first meeting with Arun, who is about twenty...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2015, 5:46 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond’s story “The Kite Maker” presents the differences between past and present in rural India primarily through the nostalgic recollections of an elderly man. Sitting under a tree while his...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2020, 6:52 pm (UTC)

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From the text, we get the idea that Arun is trustful, compassionate, perceptive, as well as philosophical about life. He is the type of man who doesn't let life worry him, and he takes each day as...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2016, 4:05 pm (UTC)

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In Ruskin Bond's story "The eyes are not here," one of the most important sentences, in retrospect, is the following: Well, it often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2011, 2:56 am (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond actually learnt of his grandfather only through stories told to him by his mother and grandmother, as he was a mere infant when his maternal grandfather passed away, and he did not ever...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2020, 9:25 am (UTC)

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The old kitemaker, Mehmood, is much given to musing on how everything has changed. As soon as his grandson tells him that he has lost his kite, the old man asks whether the twine broke, since he...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020, 10:28 am (UTC)

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We never know the thief’s real name in this story – when he introduces himself to Arun, he lies and says his name is Deepak. “Deepak was about my fifth name,” he confides to the readers, “I had...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2016, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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"The Night Train at Deoli" is a short told in the reflective first person narrative. A college student reflects on his annual visits to his home town of Dehra Dun. He takes the overnight train...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012, 7:17 pm (UTC)

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In "Panther's Moon" by Ruskin Bond, the eponymous big cat is a ferocious man-eater that kills humans and animals in the village of Manjari. Even though the panther lives in the forest, its hunting...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2021, 1:34 pm (UTC)

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I think two possible themes are the themes of bravery and heroism. Baldeo has a seemingly easy job. He must make sure a train tunnel is free of obstructions and light a lamp that signals that...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2016, 8:00 pm (UTC)

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The autobiographical poem "The Story of Lost Friends" is Ruskin Bond's allegorical rendition to his sad childhood. Basically, Ruskin was very small when his mother abandoned he and his father for...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011, 12:38 am (UTC)

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The narrator is very anxious throughout his interaction with the girl that she might notice that he is blind. He pretends very hard to say things that he think a sighted person might say, and to...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019, 6:23 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond, in his story "The Eyes Are Not Here," quietly portrays an encounter between two people: both blind. Interestingly, neither realizes that the other cannot see. The brief story takes...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2012, 3:21 am (UTC)

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In his short story “The Kitemaker,” author Ruskin Bond makes the reader feel sad for Mehmood in several ways. For example, the narrator mentions that Mehmood is old and sick and that at the time of...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2020, 9:01 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond's short story "The Eyes Are Not There," originally published (and most commonly known) as "The Eyes Have it," appeared first in the collection Night Train at Deoli, published in 1988....

Latest answer posted May 30, 2015, 2:07 am (UTC)

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In “Adventures in a Banyan Tree,” the narrator looks on as his grandfather's mongoose engages in a fight to the death with a cobra. In this epic battle, there are many twists and turns, and for a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2021, 5:21 am (UTC)

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The story “The Eyes Are Not Here” by Ruskin Bond revolves around unfolding events in the compartment of a train during a particular journey. The story is narrated by the protagonist, a blind man,...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2018, 11:21 am (UTC)

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This is actually a thought provoking question. Governments that pay out disability income to ill or injured or otherwise impaired people certainly do insist that "disability" certainly does mean...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012, 6:08 pm (UTC)

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"The Kitemaker" is a short story written by Ruskin Bond. It is set in India and it follows Mehmood, an old man, who used to be a very successful kitemaker. Prompted by his grandson breaking his...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020, 9:51 am (UTC)

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In Ruskin Bond’s story of Henry, the narrator mentions two primary reasons that the chameleon’s color changes from green, which is his customary color, to red. The first is to indicate his great...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2019, 11:59 pm (UTC)

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I cannot do this assignment for you, but I am happy to provide you with some ideas! One of the most important parts of this assignment is identifying and incorporating qualities about Mehmood, the...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2020, 11:05 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond’s story “The Kite Maker” tells of an elderly kite maker, Mehmood, who had once enjoyed great fame making unique, varied kites. When the Nawab or chief of the village requested a kite,...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2021, 11:53 pm (UTC)

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In the children’s book Snake Trouble by Ruskin Bond, a boy’s grandfather buys a python from a snake handler. While most of the world seems frightened by the python (especially Aunt Ruby) the boy...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2019, 7:31 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond's short story “The Night Train at Deoli” describes the unfulfilled potential of a lost romance. The narrator is a young college man who takes a train to Dehra to visit his grandmother....

Latest answer posted August 4, 2021, 5:29 pm (UTC)

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Although most of Ruskin Bond's short story “Earthquake” is told from the perspective of a grandfather, we are also briefly given the standpoint of another witness of this great natural disaster. A...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2021, 7:04 am (UTC)

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Here at eNotes, we are not allowed to provide you with fully written essays. However, I will give you some ideas that should help you with your assignment. In the story "The Kitemaker," Ruskin Bond...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020, 10:07 am (UTC)

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The story begins with a description of what it is like when a cobra and mongoose fight one another, which is apparently a common occurrence in India. The snake is venomous, but the mongoose is...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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Ruskin Bond makes us feel sad for Mehmood by portraying him as an old, sick man who has few friends and is unable to see one of his sons due to the partition of India. Mehmood is entering his...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2021, 11:03 am (UTC)

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