The story is an exposition on the economic inequalities of the Indian society which condemns thousands of people to a life of abject poverty, a vicious cycle from which they cannot extricate themselves. Not only are these people born to their penurious state but forced to continue in that state because of the opportunities denied to them. They have been engaged in this trade for generations, working under inhumane conditions with no access to even the basic amenities of life. They are socially stigmatized for their poverty and further exploited by the middleman, the policemen and the politicians who want to ensure that they are denied a future. They have been rendered incapable of even dreaming a better future. The title 'Lost Spring' indicates the loss of opportunities that never came their way.