BEPIN CHOUDHURY'S LAPSE OF MEMORY
1.To create interest of book reading among students.
2.To enable students to read the books with correct pronunciation.
3.To enable students to increase their vocabulary
4.To enable students to solve the comprehension
5.To enable students to solve the Questions.
. Bepin Babu’s meeting with Parimal Ghose
In the beginning of the lesson it is told that every Monday,Bepin Babu used to stop on a book shop.he used to buy some books as Crime stories,Ghost stories and thrillers.
One day,he met Parimal Ghose but he did not recognize him . Parimal Ghose has already identified him and also narrate Ranchi Incident.he told about every thing-Bungalow,Dinesh Mukerji and pain his knee.but listening whole story he refused to accept these things.
But Parimal Ghose again told him about his personal things such as family including wife,kids and death of his brother After meeting with Parimal Ghose ,Bepin Babu began too ponder over the incident of Ranchi,he was thinking,why he was not able to recall the incident .whether it was untrue or he was losing his memory.
He also thought about the man who knew everything about him.so for confirmation he saw his right knee.
Then he thought about Dinesh Mukerji.he also thought to ring up him. At last he talked to him.he also confirms there incident of Ranchi After office work Bepin Babu returned home.he laid down on the bed and again began to think about that incident.
At seven thirty Bepin Babu ‘s servant told him that Mr. Chunni Lal wants to meet you which is so urgent.Chunni asked him for money but Bepin Babu refused .besides he began to confirms about the incident of Ranchi and his last job just to verify.If he was losing his memory or not .But Chunni Lal also replied positively.
Then Bepin Babu called Dr. Paresh Chanda for treatment
In the vey begning of the story it told about the habit and work of Bepin Babu.as told that on every Monday he used to stop on a book shop to purchase the books of his interest.
But one day ,he encountered with Parimal Ghose,who had recognised Mr. Bepin Babu.but Bepin refused to identify him.
As proof, Mr.Ghose narrate him Ranchi incident but Bepin replied that he had never been to Ranchi and told that I don’t know Ghose also.Laterc Ghose described him his personal details as family-wife and kids ,Dinesh Mukerji,his bunglow etc.
But Bepin Babu was not ready to believe.
Bepin think over it.he was confused whether he Ghose was telling lie or he was losing his memory.then he decided to ring up Dinesh Mukerji. So that he could confirm the matter.
He talked to Dinesh.but he also replied in positive and recollected all other events also.hearing all his head began to spin.
Next day when he reached home from office,his servant told him that Mr.Chunni Lal Wanted to meet with Babu for economical help.but Bepin Babu refused.he wants to confirm the matter.in reply Chunni also positively replied. Now he called for Dr. Paresh Chanda, who gave him remedy.
At the end of the lesson ,Bepin himself went to HudrooWhen he reached Hudroo , he felt unconsciousness there . when he opened his eyes , he found himself in Calcutta . Few minutes later Bepin's servant brought a letter which was describing Chunni’s revenge . now Bepin understood all the matter .when Dr. Chanda again came to treat him, he was totally surprised when Bepin told him that he was better now.
He just needed a pain killer as he has fallen in Ranchi.
Answer the following questions in short:
1.Which types of Books, did Bepin Babu used to read ?
Ans. Crime stories, Ghost stories and Thrillers.
2. Who meet Bepin Babu in book shop ?
Ans. Parimal Ghose.
3.Which incident did Bepin Babu forget ?
Ans. Ranchi incident.
4. To whom Bepin wants to ring up ?
Ans. Dinesh Mukerji.
5.Who was Chunni Lal ?
Ans. Friend of Bepin Babu
6. Bepin Babu went to Ranchi by ?
7. What did the servant brought ?
Ans. A letter
8. What was the name of Doctor ?
Ans Dr. Paresh Chanda
9. Ranchi is the capital of ?
10. who is the writer of this lesson ?
Ans Satyajit Ray.
Answers of the text book
Why did the man stare at Bepin Babu IN Disbelief ?
Ans. The man reminded Bepin Babu about his trip to Ranchi but he refused about it. this made the man stare at him.
Where did Bepin Babu say he went in October ‘58 ?
Ans. Bepin Babu told that he had gone to Kanpur In October 58.he stayed with his friend there.
Mention any three things that Parimal Ghose know about Bepin Babu ?
Ans. Parimal Ghose knew that- (i) He did not like hotel food. (ii) his wife died ten years ago. (iii) his brother had died insane.
Why did Bepin Babu worry about what Parimal had said ?
Ans Bepin Babu worried about Parimal Chose who knew great deal of him. he seemed to know even intimate details.his wife’s death.his brother’s insanity.
How did he decidewho was right-his memory or Parimal Ghose ?
Ans. For this Bepin Babu decided to phon Dinesh Mukerji.
why did Bepin Babu hesitate to visit Mr. Mukerji ?Why did he finally decided to phon him ?
Ans. Bepin Babu hesitate to visit Mr. Mukerji because he wanted to avoid embarrasment.moreover he thought thatt Parimal Ghose might not think that he had lost his wits . This is why he decided to phone him.
What did Mr. Mukerji say ? Did it comfort Bepin Babu or add to his worries ?
Ans. Mr. Mukerji, after checking his diary ,said that he visited Ranchi in October’58. he also added that he was also there .it added to Bepinb Babu’s worries.
who was Chunni Lal what did want from Bepin Babu ?
Ans. Chunni Lal was old friend of Bepin Babu. He wanted Bepin Babu to help to find a job.
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