BSEd 3-B Social Studies
Written Report in World Literature
TOPIC: My Boyhood in India
The life of the people in India is undergoing fundamental change, but in a manner that is an outgrowth of long habits of thought. The people of India are long-minded people, proud of their antiquity; they are characteristically a patient people, and who have learned to take misfortune equally. Here in the autobiography of a high-caste Hindu, this philosophy may be seen expressing itself as a political doctrine of social disobedience to the British colonial laws. In his youth, the author was a participant of the famous Salt March of 1930.
MY BOYHOOD IN INDIA Krishnalal Shridhani was born in Bhaunagar. His mother’s people professed the Jaina religion while on his father side belonged to the Vaishnava demonstration of Hinduism. His father had little regard for formal religion, that’s why his mother devout in her quiet way. When his father died when he is only 8 years old, her mother sent him to Junagadh, under his maternal uncles and grandmother. There, although Hindu, they paid weekly visit in one of the establishment of a Mohammedan saint, for the saint was wise and famous. His boyhood days were filled more by nature than by man. The trees and the vines were like living creature to him. Six mornings each week, he went to a grade school, then high school. He felt oppressed and lost, but he had other distractions, he developed a passion for drawing and painting. But his pride and glory was a huge drawing of the entire procession of the Nobob’s ceremony. With increasing frequency, he began to skip classes and go out to the garden. It was at night before going to bed that his real joy came. Story telling is an important institution and a great art in India. All this had become his actual school, and his formal education suffered correspondingly. The results of his exams were failed. Then he returned to Bhaunagar. When Krishnalal