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November 20, 2020

10th Class ANOTHER WOMAN (Poem) 31 Important Questions and Answers


1.      Who is the poet/poetess of ‘Another Woman’?

The poetess of the poem “Another Woman” is Ms. Imtiaz Dharkar

2.      What is the poem about?

The poem, “Another Woman”, is about the hardships and life of a common woman.

3.      Who is the protagonist of this poem?

The protagonist of the poem, ‘Another Woman’, is a common lady in the world.

4.      What did she buy in the morning?

She bought the freshest bunch of green methi in the morning.

5.      Where did she buy things in the morning?

She bought vegetable in the market.

6.      What kind of a leafy vegetable she chooses?

She has chosen the freshest bunch of green methi.

7.      Did she buy white radish? Why?

She didn’t buy white radish as she thought it would be extravagant.

8.      What would be the taste of radish?

She imagined the sweet-sour taste of the radish.

9.      Did she bite the white radish? How do you say?

She just imagined the taste of the radish but put it aside thinking that it would be extravagant.

10.  Do you think buying vegetable is extravagance? Why?

No, I don’t think buying vegetable is extravagance, because vegetable is our need for routine life.

11.  Why do you think she put aside radish?

She put aside the radish thinking that it would be extravagant. She might afraid of her in-laws.

12.  Why do you think she faced her mother-in-law’s dark looks?

Her mother-in-law is not friendly towards her. She always scolds her for no reason. She was an innocent woman and doesn’t have any support in her in-laws and parents’ home. Hence, she faced her mother-in-law’s dark looks.

13.  Why did she shield her face from the heat?

She was a woman and was delicate. While cooking she shield her face from the heat of the fire from the stove.

14.  What would be the usual words?

The usual words might be the scolding and unfriendly nature of her mother-in-law.

15.  Why did the usual words come and beat?

The usual words indicate that they are common and routine for the woman. They are harsh, cruel and unfriendly so it is said that they come and beat.

16.  Who do you think mother-in-law through the usual words?

There might be many reasons for that. She might have expected more dowry. She might have thought to get rid of the woman by doing so.

17.  Why did the person scold the woman and her parents?

It is common in the society to scold one’s parents to emotionally weaken one person.

18.  Is it the right way to scold for buying vegetable? Why?

No, it is not the right way to scold for buying vegetable as it is our need for routine.

19.  Do you think buying vegetable is a crime? If not, what might be the reason for scolding?

No, I don’t think buying vegetable is a crime. There might be many other reasons for scolding the woman. One of them is the dowry.

20.  Why do you think she crouched, as usual, on the floor?

The phrase, as usual, indicates that it is habituated for the woman to crouch when something happened in her home. And she was unable to resist them.

21.  When the man came – Who do you think the man is?

The man, surely, is her husband.

22.  She did not look into his face – Why?

She didn’t look into his face. Because he was also cruel and unfriendly to her.

23.  What kind of a person might the man? How do you say?

The man was also cruel for her. It can be understood when she bent her head more when he came home.

24.  Nothing gave her the right to speak. Is it right to deny a woman right to speak? Why?

No, it’s not right to deny a woman right to speak. She is as same as a man. She too has her right speak.

25.  Who threw the kerosene? How do you say?

It is not clearly mentioned in the poem. The poetess cleverly left the decision for the reader by mentioning two things.

i.                    She has used passive structure by has left the doer of the action in “So when the kerosene was thrown”

ii.                  She has used the line – It was the only choice that she had ever known – to interpret the choice.

26.  It was the choice that she had ever known – How do you understand these lines?

Yes, of course, this line can be depicted in two ways …

i.                    She has the only choice to commit suicide

ii.                  She has the only choice to agree/obey whatever the in-laws do.

27.  What does the title, “Another Woman”, signify?

The poetess might have wanted to stress the inhumanity over women across the world. There were many women being suffered in the past and yet it is not stopped. Here is another woman now.

28.  We shield our faces from the heat – Why?

Here we refer to the people who don’t react on such inhumanity over women. Instead we search for the reasons to escape. Here the heat is compared to the problem.

29.  What is the difference using the word, ‘heat’, twice in the poem?

The first heat is the natural heat from the fire and second heat is the problem.

30.  What would be the reasons for gender bias?

The reasons for gender bias would be ……

i.                    Illiteracy

ii.                  Strength

iii.                Customs

iv.                Religions

v.                  History

vi.                Mind-set etc.

31.  What are the measures do you suggest for women empowerment?

The measures can be taken for women empowerment are ….

i.                    A girl must be educated.

ii.                  Equal rights must be given to women.

iii.                World of opportunities must be opened for women in all fields.

iv.                A boy must be brought up teaching that a girl is equal to him.

v.                  The bringing up of girl children must be par with the boy children.

vi.                Some religious beliefs must be over written.

vii.              The mind-set must be changed by education and practice. Etc.


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