i. In most families, once girls finish school, they are encouraged by their families to see marriage as their main aim in life.
ii. Ramabai was given the title ‘Pandita’.
iii. Women wrote stories, letters and autobiographies describing their own experiences of inequality.
iv. Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain wrote a remarkable story titled Sultana’s Dream in 1905.
v. Public rallies and demonstrations are a very powerful way of drawing attention to injustices.
i. Laxmi Lakra is from a poor tribal family in Madhya Pradesh. False
ii. Many women and men made efforts to open schools for girls. True
iii. In 1910, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain started a school for girls in Kolkata, and to this day, the school is still functioning. True
iv. Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain was born into a poor family who owned no land. False
Ans. Rashsundari Devi wrote Amar Jiban.
Ans. Satyarani's daughter was murdered for dowry.
Ans. Satyarani was an active member of the anti-dowry movement.
Ans. On 8 March, International Women’s Day is celebrated.
Ans. Their work includes planting, weeding, harvesting and threshing.
Ans. 83.6 per cent of working women in India is engaged in agricultural work.
Ans. Message can be spread through street plays, songs and public meetings.
Ans. She became the first woman engine driver for Northern Railways.
Ans. Amar Jiban is the first known autobiography written by an Indian woman.
Ans. Learning to read and write led some women to question the situation of women in society.
Ans. Laxmi Lakra is a young tribal woman from Jharkhand who has become the first woman train driver with Northern Railway.
Ans. On 8 March, International Women’s Day women all over the world come together to celebrate and renew their struggles.
Ans. People believe that women make better nurses because they are more patient and gentle. This is linked to women’s roles within the family.
Ans. Rokeya learnt to read and write Bangla and English with the support of her elder brother and an elder sister.
Ans. When we think of a farmer we only think of a man because major portion of agricultural work is done by man such as ploughing, running machinery etc.
Ans. A large numbers of girls attend school in India today. Despite this, there continue to be many girls who leave school for reasons of poverty, inadequate schooling facilities and discrimination.
Ans. She was given the title ‘Pandita’ because she could read and write Sanskrit, a remarkable achievement as women then were not allowed such knowledge.
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