A Short Monsoon Diary Summary Analysis and Explanation

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A Short Monsoon Diary Summary Analysis and Explanation By Ruskin Bond

About the author Ruskin Bond

Author Name Ruskin Bond
Born 19 May 1934 (age 86 years), Kasauli
Movies and TV shows 7 Khoon Maaf, The Blue Umbrella, The Black Cat, Junoon, Ek Tha Rusty II
Education Bishop Cotton School Shimla (1950)
Awards Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan
Ruskin Bond - a short monsoon diary summary analysis and explanation class 8
Ruskin Bond

A Short Monsoon Diary Introduction

Diary writing is another form of literature. It is a record of personal experiences written day after day over a long period of time. The extract is from the diary of a nature lover who enjoys the monsoon in the hills and observes the accompanying changes in the world of flora and fauna.

A Short Monsoon Diary Summary of the Lesson

The story is written by Ruskin Bond. In his diary, he detailed about the silent miracles of nature and life’s little joys and regrets.

June – 24 : It was the first day of the monsoon mist. It was a saddening mist. It concealed the hills and spread silence everywhere. The chirping of birds stopped suddenly.

June – 25 : It brings early monsoon rain. Due to this, the environment became humid and warm. The mist brings privacy and quietness. A boy asked him to describe hill station & valley in one sentence. Ruskin only said that it could have been a paradise.

June – 27 : Arrival of animals like a leopard and thousands of leeches marked by rain. The leopard lifted a dog from the servant quarter below the school. Due to rains, insect-eating birds had no dearth of food.

August 2 : All night rain drummed on the tin roof. But there was no shower, no thunder.

August 3 : Songs of whistling thrust appear, the rain stopped and clouds start to break up.

August 12 : The atmosphere is surrounded by mist and endless rain. The writer cannot go anywhere. He looked outside through the window.

August 31 : Snakes and rodents rushed out of their flooded homes. They went under the shelter of roof and godowns. The grandmother stopped children to kill ‘chuchundar’ because they are a symbol of luck and money.

October 3 : Snowfalls appear at high altitudes & monsoon rain now becomes the winter rain. A hailstorm in the evening hit the place. He was alone in the house and listened to the rhythm of rain enveloped the house.

By the end of March, winter also ceased. Mussorie surrounded by black clouds over it. It hailed for half an hour. Sky becomes clear, and the rainbow was formed across it.

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