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THE VILLAGE BY THE SEA
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JUSTIFICATION OF THE TITLE
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The book “The village by the sea” written by Anita Desai has a perfect title as the story of the whole book revolves around the fishing village called Thul. The story starts from here and also ends here. The other appropriate title according to me is – “Life in Bombay”. -------------------------------------------------

The Village by the Sea -Preface
The Village by the Sea is set in a small village called Thul in Western India(14 kilometres from bombay) and focuses on a family trying to make ends meet. The main protagonists are Lila, the eldest child who is 13 years old, and her 12-year-old brother Hari. They also have two younger sisters, Bela and Kamal. They live with their mother, who has been chronically ill and is bed-ridden. Their father is an alcoholic, which forces Hari and Lila to manage the family. There is much stress on them due to the constant demand of meeting the need of money The author Anita Desai’s main purpose is to explain us about the condition of most of the Indian village families. SUMMARY OF ALL CHAPTERS

Chapter 1:

In the first chapter of “the village by the sea”, the author introduces the characters and their lives. The eldest sister of this family is Lila, the protagonist with her two younger sisters Bela and Kamal and also their brother Hari. Unfortunately, their mother is very sick and weak and their father is a drunkard.

Chapter 2:

This chapter shows us how this anguished family is trying to find innumerable solutions to move a step forward and get out of the poverty and the hunger that surrounds them

Chapter 3:

Unwillingly and reluctantly, Lila found her mother has got high fever. The younger girls ran to the house next door to ask their neighbour Hira-bhai if...
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