Indigo is the fifth chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. It was a memoir by Louis Fischer and this chapter is just not a story, it is a struggle. In 21st century, when we are heading towards a technological savvy world – this chapter reminds us the glorious history of emancipation from slavery. Mahatma Gandhi is the main theme of this story. This chapter has the details of Champaran episode where farmers were struggling for their rights from British Government.
The Rattrap is the 4th chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. This is just not a story but a harsh reality of this world through the eyes of victimized and marginalized human being. This story is also telling about the importance of humanity and goodness because this can only protect people from victimization. When we closely analyze the story, we found a peddler with a pessimistic attitude towards this world. He was once the fine man but due to some misfortune, he developed such attitude.
Deep Water By William Douglas is the third chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. This is a story about the author himself. He shares about his fear for water. He also mentions about his will power, commitment, courage, hard work and strong desire to come out from his fear from water. There is a term ‘Phobia’ for fear i.e. Hydrophobia means fear of water. People may have some other type of fear as well. Question is not about the things that causes fear, important is fear itself.
Lost Spring is an excerpt from the book of author Anees Jung titled Lost Spring, Stories of Stolen Childhood. This is the second chapter in the English Core XII book Flamingo. This chapter has two stories dealing with the circumstances of poverty and politics in which life of children get spoiled. Reading the chapter is enough to experience the goosebumps. This chapter is dealing with certain traditions which condemn these children to a life of exploitation.
The Last Lesson By Alphonse Daudet is the first lesson in Class XII English Core Flamingo by NCERT. This is a little story describing the love for the language. We have many examples of war and violence where language became a tool. Every invader always tried to control the local languages and dialects to control the people of that vicinity. In this chapter also, we came to learn about orders from Berlin to teach only German in the school where previously French was taught.