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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven
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    Bholi refused to marry Bishamber because he was an old person and was also greedy. He started demanding dowry from the family of Bholi. Hence she refused to marry Bishamber and the latter went back. Play quiz on Bholi Summary of Bholi

    Bholi refused to marry Bishamber because he was an old person and was also greedy. He started demanding dowry from the family of Bholi. Hence she refused to marry Bishamber and the latter went back.

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    Bholi was attacked by smallpox when she was two years old. She recovered from the disease but the scars were left on her face. Moreover she once fell off from the bed and hurt a part of her brain. She started stammering. Other children used to make him of her. Hence she stopped talking and also lostRead more

    Bholi was attacked by smallpox when she was two years old. She recovered from the disease but the scars were left on her face. Moreover she once fell off from the bed and hurt a part of her brain. She started stammering.

    Other children used to make him of her. Hence she stopped talking and also lost her confidence. However when she went to the school, her teacher did not laugh at her. She was compassionate and understanding. She encouraged Bholi to speak and started giving her special attention.

    This way, Bholi got education and also got confidence. However nobody knew that. But when Bishamber demanded dowry, she could not take that any more and boldly refused to marry him. Her confidence amazed others who considered her a dumb cow.

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    Ramlal was worried for Bholi because she had scars on her face and also stammered badly. Hence he feared that no one will marry her. Play quiz on Bholi Summary of Bholi

    Ramlal was worried for Bholi because she had scars on her face and also stammered badly. Hence he feared that no one will marry her.

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    Ramlal's wife did not like the idea of sending girls to school because she believed that if girls are sent to school, nobody will marry them. However, Tehsildar and his wife suggested Ramlal to send Bholi to school. Ramlal could not refuse their advice. Moreover, Ramlal knew that nobody will marry BRead more

    Ramlal’s wife did not like the idea of sending girls to school because she believed that if girls are sent to school, nobody will marry them. However, Tehsildar and his wife suggested Ramlal to send Bholi to school. Ramlal could not refuse their advice.

    Moreover, Ramlal knew that nobody will marry Bholi because of her stammering and scars. Hence he agreed to send her to school.

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    The title of the short story "Bholi" is quite suggestive and describes the content. Bholi is the main character (protagonist) of this short story and the whole plot is based on her life from a stammering girl with no confidence or beautiful face to a well-educated and confident girl. Moreover the woRead more

    The title of the short story “Bholi” is quite suggestive and describes the content. Bholi is the main character (protagonist) of this short story and the whole plot is based on her life from a stammering girl with no confidence or beautiful face to a well-educated and confident girl.

    Moreover the word “Bholi” is a Hindi word which means innocent and timid. In this story, Bholi is called “dumb cow” as she hesitates to talk because of her bad stammering. So “Bholi” is story about an innocent and timid girl.

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    Bholi was not treated well in her home. Because of her bad stammering and scars on face, she was often made fun of. So, she stopped speaking and became an introvert. So, she was called a "dumb cow". She was given the clothes and things of her elder sister. As she was a girl, she was not sent to schoRead more

    Bholi was not treated well in her home. Because of her bad stammering and scars on face, she was often made fun of. So, she stopped speaking and became an introvert. So, she was called a “dumb cow”. She was given the clothes and things of her elder sister. As she was a girl, she was not sent to school (until Tehsildar advised them).

    Her parents had no hope for her. They thought that no one will marry her. Hence she was often discriminated and could not get that love which parents give to their children.

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    When Bholi went to school for the first time, she was timid and shy. She did not dare to speak anything thought the teacher tried to talk to her. However, due to friendly and loving nature of her teacher, Bholi felt good for the first time and tried to speak a little bit. The teacher paid special atRead more

    When Bholi went to school for the first time, she was timid and shy. She did not dare to speak anything thought the teacher tried to talk to her. However, due to friendly and loving nature of her teacher, Bholi felt good for the first time and tried to speak a little bit.

    The teacher paid special attention towards her and Bholi started learning. With time, she gained confidence and became bold. On the day of her marriage, she refused to marry Bishamber when the latter demanded dowry. Her confidence amazed everybody. Particularly her teacher felt proud of her.

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  1. The story of 'Bholi' , deals with a number of themes related to the girl child. It also underlines the need of dealing with handicapped children in a sympathetic manner. It shows how through proper education, through love and encouragement, a handicapped child can outdo even normal children. Bholi wRead more

    The story of ‘Bholi’ , deals with a number of themes related to the girl child. It also underlines the need of dealing with handicapped children in a sympathetic manner. It shows how through proper education, through love and encouragement, a handicapped child can outdo even normal children.

    Bholi was a mentally backward child . She stammered badly. And she had a black pockmarks on her body. Her parents had little hope that anyone would marry her. They neglected her completely. But Bholi’s teacher gave her all love and affection. She filled her heart with a new hope. She said that in time she would become the most learned person in her village. The nobody would laugh at her. Thus the teacher changed Bholi into a masterpiece of courage and confidence. We see this when Bholi refuses to marry a mean and greedy person like Bishamber.

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    Bholi started speaking at the age of 5. However because of injury in her brain, she could not speak properly. Instead, she stammered badly. Play quiz on Bholi Summary of Bholi

    Bholi started speaking at the age of 5. However because of injury in her brain, she could not speak properly. Instead, she stammered badly.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven
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    Bholi was not treated well at home. She was called a "Dumb cow" and also was not given care and love. At school, her teacher talked to her in a pleasant way which made Bholi felt better. Her teacher did not made her joke or insulted her. Instead she was kind and compassionate. This is why Bholi beliRead more

    Bholi was not treated well at home. She was called a “Dumb cow” and also was not given care and love. At school, her teacher talked to her in a pleasant way which made Bholi felt better. Her teacher did not made her joke or insulted her. Instead she was kind and compassionate. This is why Bholi believed that she was taken to a better place.

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