history - women, caste and reform

Class 8 - History

Women, Caste and Reform

Q&A
Question:

How did Jyotirao, the reformer, justify their criticism of caste inequality in society?

Answer:

Jyotirao attacked the Brahmans, claim that they were superior to others because they were Aryans. Phule argued that the Aryans were outsiders. They came from outside the sub-continent, and defeated and subjugated the true children of the country—those who had lived here from before the coming of the Aryans. These Aryans established their dominance and began looking at the defeated population as low-caste people. Phule opined that the "upper' castes had no right to their land and power. The land, in fact belonged to the natives, who were considered as low-caste people.



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Questions and Answers


Women, Caste and Reform - Questions
1.

State whether true or false:
(a) When the British captured Bengal they framed many new laws to regulate the rules regarding marriage, adoption, inheritance of property, etc.
(b) Social reformers had to discard the ancient texts in order to argue for reform in social practices.
(c) Reformers got full support from all sections of the people of the country.
(d) The Child Marriage Restraint Act was passed in 1929.


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2.

State whether true or false:
(a) When the British captured Bengal they framed many new laws to regulate the rules regarding marriage, adoption, inheritance of property, etc.
(b) Social reformers had to discard the ancient texts in order to argue for reform in social practices.
(c) Reformers got full support from all sections of the people of the country.
(d) The Child Marriage Restraint Act was passed in1829.


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3.

What were the changes that could be seen as women became actively involved in reforms?


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4.

State whether true or false:
(a) When the British captured Bengal they framed many new laws to regulate the rules regarding marriage, adoption, inheritance of property, etc.
(b) Social reformers had to discard the ancient texts in order to argue for reform in social practices.
(c) Reformers got full support from all sections of the people of the country.
(d) The Child Marriage Restraint Act was passed in1829.


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5.

In the British period, what new opportunities opened up for people who came from castes that were regarded as "low"?


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6.

What was the plight of Indian women 200 years ago?


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7.

Mention the caste system that was prevalent in those days in India.


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8.

Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar?


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9.

What were the reasons for the awareness among women?


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10.

In the British period, what new opportunities opened up for people who came from castes that were regarded as “low”?


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11.

Why were Christian missionaries attacked by many people in the country? Would some people have supported them too? If so, for what reasons?


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12.

Write about Raja Rammohun Roy and his reforms


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13.

How did the knowledge of ancient texts help the reformers promote new laws?


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14.

Why did Phule dedicate his book Gulamgiri to the American movement to free slaves?


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15.

Why did Phule dedicate his book Gulamgiri to the American movement to free slaves?


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16.

What were the different reasons people had for not sending girls to school?


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17.

Why were Christian missionaries attacked by many people in the country? Would some people have supported them too? If so, for what reasons?


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18.

What were the different reasons people had for not sending girls to school?


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19.

How did Jyotirao, the reformer, justify their criticism of caste inequality in society?


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20.

How did Jyotirao, the reformer, justify their criticism of caste inequality in society?


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21.

How did Jyotirao the reformers justify their criticism of caste inequality in society?


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22.

What social ideas did the following people support?

    • Rammohun Roy
    • Dayanand Saraswati
    • Veerasalingam Pantulu
    • Jyotirao Phule
    • Pandita Ramabai
    • Periyar
    • Mumtaz Ali
    • Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar

 


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23.

Why were Jyotirao Phule and Ramaswamy Naicker critical of the national movement? Did their criticism help the national struggle in any way?


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24.

How did the knowledge of ancient texts help the reformers promote new laws?


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25.

What did Ambedkar want to achieve through the temple entry movement?


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