1. A lover of man is called Philanthropist. Philanthropist is a person who who keeps working for the welfare of other people by donating money.

    A lover of man is called Philanthropist. Philanthropist is a person who who keeps working for the welfare of other people by donating money.

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  2. Following are the major themes in the short story Bholi Impact of Family The family of Bholi was not kind towards her because she hd scars on her face and also stammered badly. She was never given new things and also did not get parental love. This way, she lost courage to speak and hence always kepRead more

    Following are the major themes in the short story Bholi

    Impact of Family

    The family of Bholi was not kind towards her because she hd scars on her face and also stammered badly. She was never given new things and also did not get parental love. This way, she lost courage to speak and hence always kept quiet.

    When she was admitted to school, her teacher encouraged her to speak and also showed sympathy, love and compassion. This is why Bholi felt better at school and also got educated.

    Impact of Education

    The novel revolves around the theme of eduction. When Bishamber demands dowry, Bholi reacts boldly and refuses to marry. She gained this courage and confidence because of education. Without education she would have been a dumb girl and also had suffered for rest of her life because Bishamber was very greedy.

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  3. The Clay Mother-in-law is a folk tale famous in Tamil Nadu . This tale was translated into English by A.K. Ramanujan. This is a story of a submissive and loyal woman who used to consult her mother-in-law for all types of household tasks. Her mother-in-law was quite old and finally died one day. NowRead more

    The Clay Mother-in-law is a folk tale famous in Tamil Nadu . This tale was translated into English by A.K. Ramanujan. This is a story of a submissive and loyal woman who used to consult her mother-in-law for all types of household tasks.

    Her mother-in-law was quite old and finally died one day. Now the woman had no one to give instructions. She started asking silly questions about the measurement of amount of rice she would cook to her husband.

    Her husband could not bear her silly questions. Hence he made a clay statue of his mother for his wife. However she took open fingers of the clay statue as measure and started cooking more food. This made the rice bag get empty quickly which enraged her husband. Being furious, he threw his wife and the statue out of his home.

    Having nowhere to go, the sorrowful and hopeless wife went to forest. When it grew dark she was frightened and hence climbed a tree with the statue. Under the tree, some thieves came to take rest along with a big loot. She mistook them to be devils and being scared, the statue slipped off her hands and fell on the thieves. The thieves got frightened and ran away leaving the looted money.

    She remain on the tree till next morning and found the loot. She went back to home. Initially her husband scolded her for returning back. However when she told him about the loot, both of them went to the forest. They collected all the money and things and returned back to home happily.

    At home, her husband asked her to bring a big vessel from the neighbours for measurement and also warned her not to tell anybody about the loot. Wife agreed and went to her neighbour’s house. However the latter became suspicious and pasted tamarind gel in the bottom of the vessel to know what exactly are the going to measure.

    The wife came back to home with the vessel. After measuring the loot, she gave back it to the neighbours. However a rare gem got stuck to the bottom of the vessel. Hence the neighbours compelled the lady to tell everything and the latter narrated the whole story.

    Hearing the story, the neighbours made plan to do the same. Neighbour’s husband made a sculpture and asked his wife to go to the same place and do the same. When the thieves came, neighbour husband’s wife threw the sculpture on them. This time, the thieves did fear but they hid themselves behind the tree to find out who has done this.

    Assuming that the thieves have run away, neighbour husband’s wife come down and was caught. She was beaten and tied to the tree. The next morning, neighbour husband went to forest to collect the loot. However, on contrary he found his wounded wife and no loot at all.

    The story ends.

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  4. A place where animal hides are tanned is called a tannery. The process of tanning involves the altering the protein structures of skin in order to make it more durable and less vulnerable to decomposition.

    A place where animal hides are tanned is called a tannery. The process of tanning involves the altering the protein structures of skin in order to make it more durable and less vulnerable to decomposition.

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  5. The world is different for the poet today as the harsh words of teacher have faded away. She could hardly remember those facing who were laughing at her at that time. Moreover, she has grown up and not the same child. She has found the adult peace. Read summary of this poem.

    The world is different for the poet today as the harsh words of teacher have faded away. She could hardly remember those facing who were laughing at her at that time. Moreover, she has grown up and not the same child. She has found the adult peace.

    Read summary of this poem.

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  6. `Necklace is to jewellery as shirt is to cloth. Reason: Necklace is a type of jewellery. Similarly, shirt is a type of cloth.

    `Necklace is to jewellery as shirt is to cloth.

    Reason: Necklace is a type of jewellery. Similarly, shirt is a type of cloth.

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  7. Partition is to separate as gun is to abduct. Reason: Partition is used for separating people. Similarly gun is used to abduct people.

    Partition is to separate as gun is to abduct.

    Reason: Partition is used for separating people. Similarly gun is used to abduct people.

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  8. The poem Of Mothers, Among Other Things is about motherhood. From the very beginning, the poet seems to be talking about his mother. In the poem, the poet describes how his mother struggled a lot for the sake of their children. The poet describes the three phases of his mother's life - her youth, heRead more

    The poem Of Mothers, Among Other Things is about motherhood. From the very beginning, the poet seems to be talking about his mother. In the poem, the poet describes how his mother struggled a lot for the sake of their children.

    The poet describes the three phases of his mother’s life – her youth, her middle and and her old age. In each phase of her life, she had to face hardships. In the first part, the phrase “I see my mother run back from rain” shows her sacrifices for her children.

    In the second part, the poet tells that she was crippled in the garden by mouse trap, again a part of her struggled life. In the final part, we see how she kept working even when she has no energy.

    So the whole poem is about motherhood. Through this poem, the poet tells us that we should not consider mother as an ordinary commodity. The poet seems to be regretting in the final part and so does every person who has talked harshly to his mother in the past.

    Read summary of this poem.

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    In English, both the phrases "in what year" and "in which year" are correct. However their use depends on the situation. "In which year" The word which is used for specific thing. e.g. if I have to choose from a number of shoes, I will say, "Which shoes should I wear". Similarly, we want to go for aRead more

    In English, both the phrases “in what year” and “in which year” are correct. However their use depends on the situation.

    “In which year”

    The word which is used for specific thing. e.g. if I have to choose from a number of shoes, I will say, “Which shoes should I wear”.

    Similarly, we want to go for a picnic, we will ask, “Which place should we visit”.

    Hence the phrase “in which year” can be used when we have to choose from specific number of years. E.g. “in which year America got independence?” or;

    “In which year, you got the job?”

    “In What Year”

    We use “what” for general queries. In other words, the word “what” is used when we don’t have something specific in our minds.

    E.g. “what are your plans for today”

    Hence the phrase “in what year” is used for something which is not specific and the outcome will be from out of all the possible years.

    E.g. “in what year Renaissance began?”

     

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