What work did she do? Think of a one-word answer.
She was a ragpicker.
What one throws away as waste may be valuable to others. Do you find this sentence meaningful in the context of this story? How?
Do you think Jaya is a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour? Find instances of her courage, kind nature and humour in the text.
Is Velu a smart boy? Which instances in the text show that he is or isn’t?
Is Velu happy or unhappy to find work? Give a reason for your answer.
What sort of things did Jaya and children like her collect and what did they do with those things?