My Childhood Summary Analysis and Explanation

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My Childhood Summary Analysis and Explanation

About the Poet A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam - My Childhood Summary Analysis and Explanation

Poet Name
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Born 15 October 1931, Rameswaram
Died 27 July 2015, Shillong
Full Name Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Awards Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan
Education Madras Institute Of Technology, Anna University (1955–1960), Bizmen forum (1954)

My Childhood Introduction

This is an extract taken from the autobiographical book Wings of Fire by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, a well-known name in the world of science. He became the 11th President of India. Here, in this lesson, he talks about his childhood days, the people around him and the social structure which was strictly based on caste feelings and religious discrimination. Kalam also gives an account of those people whose views were not orthodox.

My Childhood Summary of the Lesson

A.P.J. Kalam, one of the greatest scientists of India, was born in a middle-class Muslim family in 1931 in the island town of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He had three brothers and one sister.

His father was a very generous man and his mother was a hospitable lady who used to feed a number of outsiders every day along with her own family members. Though born to tall and handsome parents, Kalam was a short boy with a shoulder which then coiled around his left arm. The doctor turned absolutely still in the face of danger. Death seemed imminent.

Only God could save him in such a situation. But he was a lucky guy. The snake turned its head as soon as its eyes fell on the large mirror. It looked into the mirror and saw its reflection.

It then unwound itself from the doctor’s arm and slowly slithered into his lap. From there it crept onto the table and moved towards the mirror. It seemed to the doctor as if the creature wanted to enjoy its reflection from close quarters.

Thus, we see that the story revolves round the snake and the mirror. Without these two things, the story is nothing. So, the title is fully justified.