Monday, 2 December 2019



                    - MULAK RAJ ANAND

Ans.1 It was six months. Chandu was senior to the narrator.
Ans.2 Because Chandu could make and fly paper kites of complicated design and balance.
Ans.3 Because he went to learn the work of a barber.
Ans.4 Because Chandu was a lower caste Barber’s son.
Ans.5 Chandu wore a khaki shorts, black velvet coat and a round felt cap.
Ans.6 He was a young man with parted hair, dressed in a shirt, a black coat and a wonderful rubber coat.
Ans.7 Because he was defiling (pollute) his house with a leather bag of cow-hide.
Ans.8 The Sahukar abused and warned him not to wear the clothes of hospital people.
Ans.9 To discuss the unholy emergency in which Chandu had worn a doctor’s dress.
Ans.10 She was an ill-mannered woman from the lower caste.
Ans.11 She was very kind to him and spoke to him in a joking manner.
Ans.12 Because upper class people insulted and abused him.
Ans.13 Chandu had a sharp brain. He decided to shave people and earn money by giving home service.
Ans.14 They had gathered to discuss the situation which had arisen because of Chandu’s strike.
Ans.15 He was looked like a leper.
Ans.16 Jokes about the unclean beard of the elders became popular. Landlord’s young wife threatening to run away because of his shabby appearance.
Ans.17Because of with unclean beard, the landlord was looking very bad.
Ans.18 They threatened Chandu to send him prison for his offences and misconduct.
Ans.19 Rajkot District Barber Brother’s Hairdressing and Shaving Saloon.

Ans1 Chandu is the main character of the story ‘The Barber’s Trade Union’ written by Mulk Raj Anand. All the incidents of the story revolve around him. He is an interesting character. Chandu was a barber boy. He was a close friend of writer. He was not good at doing sums. He went to learn the work of barber after school. He was an expert of making kites. He had a sharp mind. He was a member of low caste. Upper caste people often abused him. He made a barber’s union. Chandu was a self-respecting, hardworking and brave man. He bought a cycle and started shaving people in the town. He set up a barber’s shop. He leaves a deep impact upon our mind. This character has many colours of human life.

Ans2 The writer was thrilled to see him. But the landlord became angry. The village Sahukar also insulted him. He said that he should wear only cheap clothes which suit his class.

Ans3 Chandu’s mother is an interesting character of the story. She was about sixty years old. She was an ill-tempered lady. She belonged to low caste and dared to see high class people in her own way. She was always kind to narrator. She loved her son. When Chandu started shaving people in the town and earned more money, she became happy.

Ans4 Chandu was the son of a barber. When the village elders insulted him. He decided to teach him a lesson. He bought a second hand cycle. He started going to the city to shave people there. He told that he was on a strike. He stopped shaving the village people. All looked funny because of their unshaved faces. He opened a shop. And they came to his shop.
1)      The writer of the story is Mulk Raj Anand.
2)      Chandu was a barber boy.
3)      He belonged to a low caste.
4)      Narrator belonged to high caste.
5)      But he was ashamed of his caste mark.
6)      Chandu was narrator's best friend.
7)      He was elder to narrator by six months.
8)      He was an expert in catching wasps.
9)      He was an expert in making and flying paper kites.
10)    He was not good in doing sums.
11)He was better in reciting poetry.
12)Narrator's mother did not like Chandu.
13)    Chandu's mother was of quarrelsome nature.
14)    Narrator wore tight trousers, gold work shoes and a silk turban.
15)Chandu wore multi coloured clothes.
16)Chandu went to shave the notable people in the village.
17)The landlord's name was Bijay Chand.
18)Chandu started going to town riding on the footrest of Lala Hukam Chand's carriage. 19)Narrator walked three miles to go to school.
20)Chandu always liked the dress of Dr. Kalan Khan.
21)One day Chandu dressed himself like a doctor.
22)    Narrator was very happy to see him.
23)    But landlord, sahukar and pandit insulted him.
24)He decided not to do their hair cut.
25)    He bought a bicycle and started going to town.
26)    In town he met barber Nringan Das, barbers of Verka and barber Dhunoo.
27)They made a barbers’ union.
28)'Rajkot District Barber Brothers’ Hairdressing and Shaving Saloon'
Chandu was a barber boy. He was the narrator's friend. He was an expert in catching wasps and making kites. He belonged to low caste. Once Chandu was dressed like a doctor. The so called upper caste people insulted him. He decided to teach them a lesson. He stopped going to people's home. He bought a cycle and started shaving people in the town. He set up a barber's shop. Now the people had to come to his shop to get their hair cut and shaving beard. In the end they formed a union called ‘Rajkot District Barber Brothers’ Hairdressing and Shaving Saloon' trade union.