Chapter 8

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
3. The author has drawn powerful images and pictures. Pick out three examples each of : (i) the atmosphere of ‘febrile confusion’ outside the temple of Pashupatinath

Question:

The author has drawn powerful images and pictures. Pick out three examples each of : (i) the atmosphere of ‘febrile confusion’ outside the temple of Pashupatinath (for

example : some people trying to get the priest’s attention are elbowed aside...) (ii) the things he sees (iii) the sounds he hears

Answer:

(i) The atmosphere of ‘febrile confusion’ outside the temple of Pashupatinath (for example : some people trying to get the priest’s attention are elbowed aside...) (a) There are so many worshippers that some people trying to get the priest’s attention are elbowed aside by others. (b) By the main gate, a party of saffron-clad Westerners struggle for permission to enter. (c) A fight breaks out between two monkeys.

(ii) The author sees : (a) A sign proclaiming ‘Entrance for the Hindus Only’. (b) A group of westerners struggling for enter. (c) A fight breaks out between two monkeys. (d) He sees felt bags, Tibetan prints and silver jewellery. He looks at flute seller, hawkers of postcards, shops selling western cosmetics, etc. (iii) The author hears film songs from the radios, car horns, bicycle bells, stray cows

low and vendors shout out their wares. He also listens to the various flutes played

by the flute seller.

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