Answer any four of the following questions in 30 – 40 words each :
(a) What does the poet’s smile in the poem, ‘My Mother at Sixty-six’ show?
(b) ‘‘Listening to them, I see two distinct worlds....’’ In the context of Mukesh, the bangle maker’s son, which two worlds is Anees Jung referring to?
(c) Though the sharecroppers of Champaran received only one-fourth of the compensation, how can the Champaran struggle still be termed a huge success and victory?
(d) Which article in McLeery’s suitcase played perhaps the most significant role in Evans’ escape and how?
(e) Why does Derry’s mother not want him to go back to visit Mr. Lamb?
(f) What considerations influenced the Tiger King to get married?