Monday, 30 July 2012
Exercises for PART II – WE TOO ARE HUMAN BEINGS… BAMA
PART II – WE TOO ARE HUMAN BEINGS… BAMA
SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
1. It took almost an hour for Bama to reach back home from school. Why?
(HINTS) attracted by various charms –the performing monkey—the shops with sweets and fruits—the bicycle rider who did not get down for more than a week etc.
2. Mention two attractions which held Bama’s attention on her way back home.
(HINTS) loud political speeches given by political leaders--- oxen going round on the grain floor and beating the grain out of straw.
3. When Bama narrated to her brother, the funny sight of the elder man holding the packet of ‘vadais’ with the string, he was not amused. Give reasons.
(HINTS) knew that it was not funny but a humiliation to their caste.
LONG ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
1. Humanity is beyond caste, creed and race. Elucidate the thought in the light of the story ‘Memories of Childhood.’
HINTS: humanity-the supreme religion—discrimination on the basis of caste, creed is inhuman—god made all as equals—all are equal in the eyes of god—should be no discrimination b/w one man and another—limitless torture and atrocities in the name of caste or religion—all humans have same feelings—empathetic attitude should be developed—scientific and logical thinking – the need of hour—references to the text to be included.
2. How does ‘Memories of Childhood.’ bring out the plight of marginalized communities in India?
HINTS: the text –experiences of two small girls from marginalized communities—forced to accept the rules laid by people of so called high caste—both humiliated and tortured for being from low caste—throws light on how they had to sacrifice their self right to self esteem and were subjected to unbearable humiliation—characters symbolize communities—personal experiences universalized – compels the reader to think how humane is the human world.
3. How does education play an important role in eradicating caste distinction and securing respectable status for marginalized communities in the society?
HINTS: education empowers—the greatest tool to fight injustice—education developed the personality to maximum extent and empowers an individual to make his own way to success—successful people respected everywhere—education brings awareness of rights and duties—also the ability to protect one’s rights—education brings respect and dignity.
4. It is through education only that one can differentiate between facts and fiction. Elucidate the role played by Annan in the life of Bama.
HINTS: education is like rudder to a boat—gives direction to life—develops mind and the ability to distinguish between facts and fiction—opens a window to the world—gets us connected to the outside world and enables us to assimilate the best around—imparts us the power to fight back injustice – brings awareness of rights and duties—makes us complete human beings—ensures a life of dignity and respect