ANGRY RIVER

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BOOK REVIEW ON ANGRY RIVER BY RUSKIN BOND

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The Name Is Bond: RUSKIN BOND

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19 th May, 1934 Kasauli , Himachal Pradesh Now lives in Landour , Mussoorie The Room on the Roof The Night Train at Deoli Time Stops at Shamli Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra Angry River The Blue Umbrella Famous Novel Born

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Angry River

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Angry River is about Sita, a girl who lives with her grandparents in a hut on an island. Her grandfather is a fisherman. Their hut is made partly of mud with one of the walls leaning against a rock and the other three walls are of mud.

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At the beginning of the story, Sita's grandmother is extremely ill and Sita's grandfather plans to take her grandmother to the hospital in town.

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He leaves in a boat with three of his goats and tells Sita that he will be back in a few days. He also warns her of the rain saying that the rain might cause a flood and that if the level of the water goes very high, she must climb the peepal tree on the island.

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Soon, the rain begins to pour. Sita goes outside and realizes that there is a flood. She sees a few things floating around in the water .

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She hurriedly packs some spices, fish ,her grandmother's saree , and grandfather's hookah in a trunk. She then climbs up the peepal tree forgetting her doll, Mumta .

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The flood soon reaches the level of the peepal tree and she almost gives up hope when she sees a boy in a boat trying to rescue her.

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The boy rescues her, but she forgets about Mumta . Once the two are out of danger, the boy introduces himself as Krishan.

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They eat mangoes that were there in the boat. Never before did Sita eat mangoes that were as sweet as the ones Krishan had offered.

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Sita later comes to know that her grandmother had died and she returns to the island with her grandfather to build a new house and start life normally.

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Best Character : Sita Why : She is brave and survives the flood. She also enjoys the company of new friends and starts her new life after the loss of her Grandmother and her doll Best Part : When, after loosing her doll in floods, Sita finds a new friend in Krishna who saves her MADE BY:ARJUN SOOTA

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