An Astrologer’s Day with Q&A|Summary|Theme

An Astrologer

An astrologer day
Hi, dear readers!
Hopefully, you would be safe and sound in this pendamic.
Today, I  will be covering the chapter ” An astrologer’s day, written by RK Narayan.
The expected output from the learner can be – students will be

  • The expected output from the learner can be – students will be
  • 1. Able to comprehend the whole story
  • 2. Able to write a proper answer in the examination
  • 3. Able to feel the problem of poor
  • 4. Able React empathetically with poor
  • 5. Able to write some essays based on poverty.
  • I will be discussing the following points-
  • 1 summary of the story
  • 2. Important question answer
  • 3. Summary in Hindi
  • 4. Understanding the story by (Video)
  • 5. Keywords and phrases to write an effective answer
  • 6. The theme of the chapter
  • 7. Message and Quotations

Major characters

1. Astrologer: A man who used to tell the future of others by answering the queries.
2. Client, Guru Nayak: the man who left for death once by the same man who is astrologer now
3. Astrologer’s wife: a housewife who was caring for his husband well.

Summary of An Astrologer’s Day

Context and background of the story

He made him the foolest client and saved himself by his presence of mind, communication skills. Further, he ensured him that such an accident will not happen again when he leave the area where he was attempted to be killed by the same person, astrologer.

An astrologer with impressive personality:

An astrologer is set with his paraphernalia at the town hall park which was one of the most frequented areas of the town. He gave a bright reflection with squared ash and vermilion on his forehead and saffron color turban. His sparkling eyes gave people an impression of prophetic light. A number of shops, street vendors, and a crowd of people gave him the advantage of the attraction of many people.

Key Words: His professional equipment, paraphernalia, His look and appearance ash and vermilion on his forehead, saffron colour turban.

The circumstances that compelled him to become an astrologer

He was not a professional astrologer. But he had left his village secretly with anxiety and had to forcefully adopt to this profession. The experiences of life had taught him a lot. He understood the trouble in human life.

He could read through the minds of the people and over a period of time through practice and perception he had developed a good skill of tackling the problems used his cleverness in doing a bit of this work to. This is how he managed to impress people.

Key Words: circumstances compelled him to do this profession, left his village to escape the punishment, communication skills and cleverness, practice and general experience of people’s problem.

The astrologer comes across with a stranger:
One day when the astrologist was just winding up, he saw a man standing in front of him. He saw a prospective client in him and so invited him. He told him that he might abate his worries.

At this, the stranger challenged his talent and warned him that he would take his money back with the interest if he tried to cheat him. This led to a good deal of handling over the fee and finally, both entered into a deal. The astrologer was thunderstruck when he could somehow see the face of the man as he lit the cigarette

He tries to make his way out but the man insisted on fulfilling the challenge as he wanted to know whether he would succeed in his search or not.

Keywords: encounter the stranger, client perspective, to abate the problems, thunderstruck, enter into a deal, lit the cigarette

The astrologer’s cleverness

After a little more bargaining they finally settled at the rupees. The astrologer; hiding all his nervousness and using his cleverness told him that he had been done to death and stabbed with a knife. This aroused the man’s curiosity but he didn’t doubt him at all as he had not recognized him.

He reached more questions and the astrologers replied that he was thrown into a well. He also told him that he would not find his enemy because four months ago he had been crushed under a lorry and had died. At that man’s getting surprised at being called by his name the astrologers convinced him that it was all due to his divine inside.

He also told the stranger not to travel Southward because it to be a bad man for him. But, in reality, he wanted to save himself from being found this is how the astrologer gave him soothing answer, and on a good deal of money, he cunningly escaped the penance of crime he had done.

Keywords: bargaining settled, hiding nervousness and using cleverness, stabbed with a knife, curiosity to know, recognize, thrown into a well, crushed under a lorry, due to the divine inside, southward, soothing answer, cunningly escaped the penance

The astrologer tension relieved
He returned home with a lot of money. At dinner, he told his wife that for years he had borne the guilt of killing someone and that’s why he had left home but since he was alive he is feeling lighter now.

Summary in Hindi: An Astrologer’s Day

कहानी का संदर्भ और पृष्ठभूमि

कहानी, An Astrologer’s Day, ऐसे व्यक्ति के बारे में है जो शराब के प्रभाव में अपने दोस्त को मारता है। वह सजा से बचने के लिए अपने गांव छोड़ देता है और एक ज्योतिषी बन जाता है। एक बार, वह उसी व्यक्ति के सामने आता है जिसे वह वर्षों से छिपा रहा था।

उन्होंने उसे सबसे मूर्ख ग्राहक बनाया और अपने मन की उपस्थिति, communication skill से खुद को बचाया। इसके अलावा, उन्होंने उसे सुनिश्चित किया कि जब वह उसी क्षेत्र में छोड़ने जाएगा तो ऐसी दुर्घटना दोबारा नहीं होगी, जहां उसे एक ही व्यक्ति, ज्योतिषी द्वारा मारने का प्रयास किया गया था।

एक प्रभावशाली व्यक्तित्व वाला ज्योतिषी

एक ज्योतिषी ने टाउन हॉल पार्क में अपने पैराफर्नेलिया के साथ सेट किया है, जो शहर के सबसे अधिक आवृत्त क्षेत्र में से एक था। उसने अपने माथे और भगवा रंग की पगड़ी पर ऐश और सिंदूर के साथ उज्ज्वल प्रतिबिंब दिया।
उसकी चमचमाती आँखें लोगों को पैगंबर की एक छाप लगाती हैं, कई दुकानों पर स्ट्रीट वेंडर और लोगों की भीड़ ने उन्हें कई लोगों के आकर्षण का लाभ दिया।

परिस्थितियों ने उन्हें एक ज्योतिषी बनने के लिए मजबूर किया।

वह एक पेशेवर ज्योतिषी नहीं थी। लेकिन उन्होंने चिंता के साथ अपने गांव को चुपके से छोड़ दिया था और मजबूरन उन्हें इस पेशे को अपनाना पड़ा।
जीवन के अनुभवों ने उन्हें बहुत कुछ सिखाया था। उन्होंने मानव जीवन में परेशानी को समझा। वह लोगों के दिमाग के माध्यम से पढ़ सकते थे और अभ्यास और धारणा के माध्यम से समय के साथ उन्होंने समस्याओं से निपटने का एक अच्छा कौशल विकसित किया था, इस काम को करने में उन्होंने अपनी चतुराई का इस्तेमाल किया और इसी तरह से वह लोगों को प्रभावित करने में कामयाब रहे।

ज्योतिषी का सामना एक अजनबी से हुआ

एक दिन जब ज्योतिषी सिर्फ हवा भर रहा था, उसने देखा कि एक आदमी उसके सामने खड़ा है। उसने उसमें एक संभावित ग्राहक देखा और इसलिए उसे आमंत्रित किया कि वह उसे बताए। वह अपनी चिंताओं को समाप्त कर सकता है। इस पर, अजनबी ने उसकी प्रतिभा को चुनौती दी और उसे चेतावनी दी कि यदि उसने उसे धोखा देने की कोशिश की तो वह अपने पैसे वापस ब्याज के साथ ले जाएगा।

इसके कारण शुल्क पर बहुत अधिक लाभ हुआ और अंत में दोनों एक सौदे में शामिल हो गए। ज्योतिषी डर गया जब वह किसी तरह आदमी का चेहरा देख सकता था जैसे उसने सिगरेट जलाई थी। वह अपना रास्ता बनाने की कोशिश करता है लेकिन आदमी ने चुनौती को पूरा करने पर जोर दिया क्योंकि वह जानना चाहता था कि वह अपने काम में सफल होगा या नहीं

Hindi version is a machine translation. you are recommended to rely on English version of the text.

Character sketch of Astrologers

Introduction: He astrologer in this story is a villager who runs away from his village because he killed a person (although the person was saved) and his circumstances forced him to take up this profession.

Astrologers appearance
The astrologer gave very bright and impressive reflection through his forehead with sacred ash and vermilion. He was in a saffron colour turban that gave him a typical astrologer like look. Peoples saw a divine light in his eyes and were attracted to him.

His materials and place of work

He sad under the tamarind tree at the town hall park. He carried his professional equipment like cowries shells, a square clothes, etc. it was one of the busiest places of the town so he caught the attention of numbers of customers.

His knowledge of astrology
He was not an astrologer by profession. He didn’t even know his own future. But his learning and perfection through the experience of life had given him a better understanding of mankind’s trouble. Using this long practice and clever guesswork heave foretold the future of people.

A Clever man

When he once encounter stranger whom he had tried to kill and recognized him that it was the same person. He cunningly hides his fear and nervousness and started talking to him. Using his evidence was he gave him a satisfactory and soothing answer and save himself from big trouble.

Important Vocabulary from the Chapter

Cowrie: small snail that is found in warm see

obscure: not discovered are known about, uncertain

Prophetic: with the similar characteristics of a prophet

Half wit: a foolish person

Din: aloud unpleasant prolonged voice

Vociferously: expressing feeling or opinion in a very loud and  forcefully

Dallied: to move slowly

Impetus: Act or to do quickly without thought or care.

Piqued: feeling of irritation

Cheroot: a cigar with both ends open

Shaft: a ray of light are a bolt of lighting

Babble: talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish excited or incomprehensible way.
Disgorge: pour something out

Hangling: dispute or bargain persistently especially over the cost of something

Incantation: mantra

Gratified: give someone pleasure or satisfaction. 

Short Answer Type Questions

1. Who was the astrologer? why had he left his house?
Answer: The astrologer was a simple villager. One day he killed his friend under the influence of alcohol. This made him leave his house.

2. How did the astrologer earn his living? why was he forced to hide his identity?
Answer: The astrologers earned his living by telling the fate of people. He had committed a murder in his youth so to escape the punishment. He was compelled to hide his identity.

3. Who happened to come to astrologer one day when he was about to go home?
Answer: One evening when the astrologer was preparing to go home, his enemy Guru Nayak whom he had attempted to kill and through into a well,  appeared before him as a client.

4. What did us largest it in the guru Nanak about the death of his enemy? Or what advice did he give to the stranger?

Answer: The astrologer advised Grunanak  Nayak to stop searching for his enemy as he had died in a road accident. He also told him that he should never travel South words as it is a bad Omen for him.

5. Why did the astrologer become nervous after seeing the customer? Or what made astrologers feel uncomfortable?

 Answer: The astrologers become very nervous after seeing the customer as he recognised that he was his enemy, guru Nayak. He had attempted to kill and throw into the well.

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