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Chapter 5: INDIGO

ExercisesThink as you readUnderstanding the textTalking about the textWorking with wordsThinking About LanguageThings to do

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Exercises solutions [Page 46]

Exercises | Q 1 | Page 46

Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meanings from the context.

1. urge the departure           3. harbor a man like me

2.conflict of duties                4. seek a prop 

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Think as you read solutions [Pages 47 - 53]

Think as you read | Q 1.2 | Page 47

Strike out what is not true in the following. 

Rajkumar Shukla was

  • a sharecropper. 

  • a politician. 

  • a delegate.

  •  a landlord.a sharecropper.

Think as you read | Q 1.2 | Page 47

 Strike out what is not true in the following.

 Rajkumar Shukla was 

(i) poor.
(ii) physically strong.
(iii) illiterate.

Think as you read | Q 2 | Page 47

Why is Rajkumar Shukla described as being ‘resolute’?

Think as you read | Q 3 | Page 47

Why do you think the servants thought Gandhi to be another peasant? 

Think as you read | Q 4 | Page 49

List the places that Gandhi visited between his first meeting with Shukla and his arrival at Champaran.

Think as you read | Q 5 | Page 49

What did the peasants pay the British landlords as rent? What did the British now want instead and why? What would be the impact of synthetic indigo on the prices of natural indigo?

Think as you read | Q 6 | Page 51

The events in this part of the text illustrate Gandhi’s method of working. Can you identify some instances of this method and link them to his ideas of satyagraha and non-violence?

Think as you read | Q 7 | Page 53

Why did Gandhi agree to a settlement of 25 per cent refund to the farmers? 

Think as you read | Q 8 | Page 53

How did the episode change the plight of the peasants? 

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Understanding the text solutions [Page 54]

Understanding the text | Q 1 | Page 54

Why do you think Gandhi considered the Champaran episode to be a turning-point in his life?

Understanding the text | Q 2 | Page 54

How was Gandhi able to influence lawyers? Give instances.

Understanding the text | Q 3 | Page 54

What was the attitude of the average Indian in smaller localities towards advocates of ‘home rule’?

Understanding the text | Q 4 | Page 54

How do we know that ordinary people too contributed to the freedom movement?

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Talking about the text solutions [Page 55]

Talking about the text | Q 1.1 | Page 55

Discuss the following.

1. “Freedom from fear is more important than legal justice for the poor.”
Do you think that the poor of India are free from fear after Independence? 

Talking about the text | Q 1.2 | Page 55

Discuss the following.  

The qualities of a good leader.

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Working with words solutions [Page 55]

Working with words | Q 1.1 | Page 55

 List the words used in the text that are related to legal procedures.

For example: deposition

Working with words | Q 1.2 | Page 55

List other words that you know that fall into this category.

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Thinking About Language solutions [Page 55]

Thinking About Language | Q 1 | Page 55

Notice the sentences in the text which are in ‘direct speech’.

Why does the author use quotations in his narration?  

Thinking About Language | Q 2 | Page 55

Notice the use or non-use of the comma in the following sentences.

1. When I first visited Gandhi in 1942 at his ashram in Sevagram, he told me what happened in Champaran.

2. He had not proceeded far when the police superintendent’s messenger overtook him.

3. When the court reconvened, the judge said he would not deliver the judgment for several days. 

Chapter 5: INDIGO Exercise Things to do solutions [Page 55]

Things to do | Q 1 | Page 55

Choose an issue that has provoked a controversy like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy or the Narmada Dam Project in which the lives of the poor have been affected.

Things to do | Q 2 | Page 55

Find out the facts of the case.

Things to do | Q 3 | Page 55

Present your arguments.

Things to do | Q 4 | Page 55

Suggest a possible settlement.

Chapter 5: INDIGO

ExercisesThink as you readUnderstanding the textTalking about the textWorking with wordsThinking About LanguageThings to do

NCERT Flamingo - in English (Core Course) Class - 12

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NCERT solutions for Class 12 English Core chapter 5 - INDIGO

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