1. How is Old Delhi different from New Delhi? Re-read the parts describing the city and note the words the author uses. Do the words create a sense of place?
Old Delhi is ancient, full of family homes and schools, but lacks vitality. New Delhi represents change and progress
2. What are some of the basic differences between Tara and Bim? Examine their appearance, their attitudes, their sense of family.
Age, outlook, energy, approach to life, goals and dreams
3. Describe Bakul's appearance and behavior, and discuss his attitude towards his work and towards his wife.
Bakul is tall and handsome, with a rich cultured voice and a commanding presence
4. Describe Bim as an adult woman, including her attitude towards her family members as well as her appearance.
Bim is heavy, looks much older than her years, and reminds Tara of her mother.
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