The Lost Child has 66 ratings and 4 reviews. Niradhip said: The Lost child is a short story about a child and his aspiration, demands and realization. Th. Simply, Mulk Raj Anand’s story, The Lost Child narrates how a little boy was lost in the crowd of a village fair. It tells us how on his way to the fair he was attracted . 31 Jan The short story “The Lost Child” by Mulk Raj Anand describes how a little child was lost in the crowd of a village fair. One day, on the day of the.

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As they thee the village the child could see many other footpaths full of throngs, converging to the whirlpool of the fair, and felt at once repelled and fascinated by the confusion of the world he was entering.

It made him forget his parents and everything else in losst world. Want to Read saving…. His yellow turban came untied and his clothes became muddy. Popular posts from this blog Dr.

the lost child by mulk raj anand

Anonymous June 25, at 7: Check out this document for further analysis. But the child had to pass on knowing that his parents were not ready to satisfy his desires. West conducted an extensive research and experiments on the problems of teaching English as a foreign language in India. A child or adult will always seek security. The child continued sobbing writhing in anguish and screaming for a glimpse and reunion with his mother and father.


The mother again warns him about not running off far. One day, on the day of the spring festival a large crowd of brightly dressed people came out of the lanes and alleys of a town and headed towards the village fair. Which is the case for the man when the boy finds his parents.

The man came out of the crowd with the boy and asked him whose boy he was. He has long forgotten about the vendors and their goods.

Thematic Concerns in Mulk Raj Anand’s The Lost Child and other stories.

He turned to look on either side. His turban came off and his clothes became wet with sweat and mud. To him, they represent a greater catch than any toy at the fair.

It is with his family that he feels the safest and most secure.

Swetha July 19, 2: He wanders about the pleasantries on offer and is particularly interested in the toys sitting beautifully in the fair stalls and shops. He joined his parents and walked along them with side be side but again left them being attracted by a number of little worms and insects.

The Lost Child by Mulk Raj Anand

If we think of his age, we see that he belongs to a different age but in the treatment of subject-matter, he is very modern even more advance than the people of our age.

This is what the little child realized once he got lost in fair. Unknown August 13, at 9: Though they may be important to him are not necessarily things that he needs. A group of dragon-flies were bustling about on their gaudy purple wings, intercepting the flight of a lone black bee or butterfly in search of sweetness from the flowers.


The Lost Child does treat some very important issues. They were not there. There was a roundabout in full swing.

He was, also on the staff of the B. Having run to and fro in a rage of running for a while, he stood defeated, his cries suppressed into sobs. About Mulk Raj Anand.

A snake-charmer stood playing a flute to a snake which coiled itself in a basket, its head raised in a graceful bend like the neck of a swan, while tue music stole into its invisible ears like the gentle rippling of cnild invisible waterfall. He ran towards them. They are handled realistically: Lying on the ground he is almost trampled over by the crowd of devotees when someone helps him to his feet.

Unknown June 24, at No trivia or quizzes yet. Children today may still wish for things that they chilc have. Its central humor is maturity, and its ideas about maturity are open to serious questions. Jayasree Roy rated it liked it Jan 14, The child followed them in the air with his gaze, till one of them would still its wings and rest, and he would try to catch it. Then his mother gave a cautionary call: Your email address will not be published.