Q.5: Answer the following questions briefly.

(a) What made Triveni a popular writer?

Ans: – Anusua Sankar, popularly known as Triveni, though died prematurely, was a versatile genius. In her short span of 35 years, she made a mark in the heart of the common readers, because her writings had the enchanting effect on the readers. She had been the fondness of the others, for her writings dealt with psychological problems of the common people and her writings revealed peoples emotional life and their self-realization.

(b) Why did the grandmother depend on her granddaughter to know the story?

Ans:- “Kashi Yatre” a novel by Anusua Sankar, has nicely been woven by Sudha Murthi in the story. Though the story covers a very trifling part of the text, it must be said as the perfect embodiment of social, cultural and religions representation. The old lady’s vehement desire to have a pilgrimage to kasha to attain ultimate Punya; is an embodiment of a religious side. Giving away all savings of the old lady for the sake of love and mirth of the orphan girl is an example of the social and cultural side. We witness perfect synchronization of Religious, Social and cultural sides in the story “Kashi Yatre”.

(c) Pick out two sentences which state that the grandmother was desperate to know what happened in the story.

Ans:- As a blind person is fully dependent on his/her shaft, the grandmother an ignorant person in terms of education is fully reliant on her granddaughter for the updates of the serial Kashi Yatre. The dependency of the grandmother on the granddaughter in specific and the story in an ample way is an inevitable supporter of education. As the grandmother was an in erudite person so reading ‘Kashi Yatre’ on her own was impossible, so she was depended on her granddaughter, the lettered one.


(d) Could the grandmother succeed in accomplishing her desire to read? How?

Ans:- Yes, the grandmother was triumphant in her expedition i.e. accomplishing her desire to read.
“For a good cause, if you are determined, you can overcome any obstacle”. This very remark of the grandmother shows her mental strength and indomitable spirit to reach her goal. Besides being an intelligent woman she was hardworking and focused. These positivities helped her to learn the Kannada alphabet before the deadline.

(e) Which of the following trials would be relevant to the character of the narrator’s grandmother? Give reasons for your choice.

Ans-The two sentences are–

 1) “Many times, I rubbed my hands over the pages wishing they could understand what was the writer.”

     We find the grandmother to be (i) determined. At the age of superannuation, she takes up the challenge of learning Alphabet. In spite of all hindrances, we find the grandmother to learn alphabets. This is an example of the grandmother’s determination.

2) “If only I was educated enough.”

Grandmother was emotional too. This shows her innocuous character and reflects her willingness to learn. Expressing emotion in the form of tears and being indifferent at the time of fun making the by the granddaughter shows her subtle ability and strength to face the ordeals of life.


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