NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English_Snapshot Chapter 6 The Ghat of the Only World


Word 'Ghat' in Hindi means 'bank' of a river; in the title of the chapter, it signifies the edge of life, where Shahid was struggling for life. Since the word 'Ghat' refers to the brink of our world, which is the only world known to us, so the title is justified. 'The Ghat of the Only World' written by Amitav Ghosh. The author has dedicated this chapter to commemorate Shahid's greatness as a human being. Shahid wanted the narrator to write something about him after his fast-approaching death. Shahid had been diagnosed with a brain tumour; his medication was going on. However, Shahid was not responding to chemotherapy positively and as per doctors' expectations. So doctors decided to stop all medications. They clearly said Shahid had only a year to live.