The Portrait of a Lady

Suppose you are Khushwant Singh. Your grandmother dies just after your returning from abroad. Write a letter to your friend describing him the end of the great lady. Don’t forget to include the strange behaviour of the sparrows at her death.

26, Mirza Ismail Road,Jaipur 20th August 20XX Dear Ramesh You will be grieved to know that the grand old lady of our family is no more in this world. She took her last breath on last Sunday. She died just three days after I returned from Germany. Actually, she had overstrained herself. She gathered all …

Suppose you are Khushwant Singh. Your grandmother dies just after your returning from abroad. Write a letter to your friend describing him the end of the great lady. Don’t forget to include the strange behaviour of the sparrows at her death. Read More »

Draw a contrast of the life the narrator’s grandmother spent in the village with the kind of life she led in the city. Particularly, highlight her concern for her grandson’s education.

The grandmother was used to the life of the village. She got up early in the morning. She woke up her grandson and got him ready for school. She was very much concerned about the education of the narrator. She accompanied him to his school. She sat in the temple reading the scriptures. She was …

Draw a contrast of the life the narrator’s grandmother spent in the village with the kind of life she led in the city. Particularly, highlight her concern for her grandson’s education. Read More »

Imagine that you are Khushwant Singh. Record the changes that have come in your relationship with your grandmother as you grew up from a kid to a university student.

During my school days and boyhood days, I lived with my grandmother in the village. She used to wake me up in the morning and prepare me for the school. She accompanied me to school. She treated me as a friend. There was a turning point in our friendship when my parents called us to …

Imagine that you are Khushwant Singh. Record the changes that have come in your relationship with your grandmother as you grew up from a kid to a university student. Read More »

Write a pen picture of your grandparents describing the qualities of them which you admire and appreciate the most.

It is well said that grandparents are the pillars of a family and I am lucky enough that my grandparents are still alive. They live in our native village. My grandfather is about 70 and grandmother is about 65. My grandfather served in the army before he retired as a colonel. He is still active …

Write a pen picture of your grandparents describing the qualities of them which you admire and appreciate the most. Read More »

The grandmother herself was not formally educated but was serious about the author’s education. How does the text support this?

The grandmother was quite serious about the author’s education. She woke him up in the morning and got him ready for school. She washed his wooden slate. She plastered it with yellow chalk. She tied his earthen ink-pot and red pen into a bundle. She took him to school. He studied in school and she …

The grandmother herself was not formally educated but was serious about the author’s education. How does the text support this? Read More »

Describe how the common bond of friendship was broken when the narrator’s parents called them in the city.

The narrator and his grandmother had developed a unique relationship in the village. He was completely dependent on her. But soon, a turning point came in their relationship. His parents called them to the city. He went to an English school by bus. The grandmother’s role was now marginalized. She couldn’t accompany him to school …

Describe how the common bond of friendship was broken when the narrator’s parents called them in the city. Read More »

Draw a character sketch of Khushwant Singh’s grandmother as portrayed by him in the lesson ‘The Portrait of a Lady’.

The narrator’s grandmother was a true picture of love, affection and care. She had all those virtues which grandmother’s generally have for their grandsons. She was highly religious but a conservative lady. The grandmother presented a picture of peace and contentment. Her spotless white dress and her silver white hair gave her spiritual beauty. The …

Draw a character sketch of Khushwant Singh’s grandmother as portrayed by him in the lesson ‘The Portrait of a Lady’. Read More »