This textbook for Class XII English course follows the design of the Class XI textbook, Hornbill. The prose selections aim to provide exposure to a wide variety of genres and themes, and writing from different parts of the world. Three short stories, representative of fiction from different parts of the world - French, Swedish and British, have been included.
Two of the non-fiction pieces are biographical and two autobiographical. Of the two biographical pieces, Indigo, an excerpt from Louis Fischer’s Life of Mahatma Gandhi portrays Gandhi in action, helping peasants secure legal justice and the excerpt from Anees Jung’s Lost Spring is an account of the lives of street children, a contemporary reality that youngsters need to be made sensitive to.
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