Chapter 8

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
3. “To hear any flute is to be drawn into the commonality of all mankind.” Why does the author say this?

Question:

III. Answer the following questions in not more than 100–150 words each :

“To hear any flute is to be drawn into the commonality of all mankind.” Why does the author say this?

Answer:

The author was visiting the Kathmandu market. He heard the melodious sound of flute. A flute-seller was playing the flute. For the author or for anybody flute music is the most universal. It is also the most particular of sounds. Every culture has its own flute. They are different from each other. The flute seller does not shout out his wares. He simply plays different tunes on his flute. When he plays, the sound affects each and everyone. It touches everyone’s heart. So, the author says that to hear any flute is to be drawn into the commonality of all mankind.

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