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The five sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer.

Question 28 : 1. The implications of retelling of Indian stories, hence, takes on new meaning in a modern India.
2. The stories we tell reflect the world around us.
3. We cannot help but retell the stories that we value — after all, they are never quite right for us — in our time.
4. And even if we manage to get them quite right, they are only right for us — other people living around us will have different reasons for telling similar stories.
5. As soon as we capture a story, the world we were trying to capture has changed.

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Explanatory Answer

2, being the most general of the given statements, is the best opening sentence. 5 follows 2, as it continues the theme of how the world is captured in stories. 34 is a link: 3 talks of stories “never quite right” for us, and 4 about what happens “even if we manage to get them quite right”. 1 is a concluding statement. So, 25341 is the right order.

25341 is the correct answer.


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