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NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Snapshots Chapter 3 Ranga’s Marriage

NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Snapshots Chapter 3 Ranga’s Marriage

NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Snapshots Chapter 3 Ranga’s Marriage

 

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Question:- 1. Comment on the influence of English — the language and the way of life — on Indian life as reflected in the story. What is the narrator’s attitude to English?

Answer:- The narrative RangaS Marriage takes place in the village of Hosahalli, which was once part of the state of Mysore. That was back then. There were very few English speakers in Hosahalli. English, like today, had a very strong position in the hearts and thoughts of people even back then. The village accountant gathered the courage to send his son, Ranga, to Bangalore to pursue further education. When Ranga returned home, for the whole Village, it was nearly a celebratory event. Ranga got a lot of respect from the villagers since he spoke English, which was a highly valuable skill in the community, as just a few people did. Even a basic English term like ‘change’ was unheard of. This term is used by Rama Rad’s kid. Even the narrator couldn’t figure it out. He had to ask Ranga what the term meant. The author’s narrative demonstrates that he has a favourable attitude about English; he also claims that learning a foreign language does not have to have an impact on our heritage and culture, as seen by Ranga’s wearing of the holy thread and performing ‘namaskars’ to the elders.

 

Question:- 2. Astrologers’ perceptions are based more on hearsay and conjecture than what they learn from the study of the stars. Comment with reference to the story.

Answer:- There isn’t much of a difference between today’s India and India of the past when it comes to astrological believe. People used to believe in astrologers, and they still do now. What we don’t realise is that no one can foresee God’s plan. Astrologers like Shastri don’t truly know how to calculate the planets correctly, but they act as if they do. The majority of these forecasts are based on information provided by someone before. The Shastri is extremely well schooled by the in advance in the narrative, Ranga’s Marriage. He says the same thing to Ranga. What the narrator is trying to get him to say He waves his lips and seems to make all the computations, but it’s all a lie.

 

Question:- 3. Indian society has moved a long way from the way the marriage is arranged in the story. Discuss.

Answer:- Shyama, the narrator of “Ranga’s Marriage,” is someone who is extremely attached to his property and community. He is a senior citizen who defines himself as a black oil cake. He is enamoured with his hamlet, Hosahalli, and as the narrative begins, he takes the reader on a tour of it, explaining its distinctive traits. He doesn’t give a damn about English culture. He describes how, 10 decades before, there was no such culture, and how, in his opinion, language has entirely transformed the environment. The gap between those who speak English and those who do not has widened. Ranga bent down and touched Shyama’s feet when he paid him honour; for example, when Ranga paid him tribute, he bowed down and touched Shyama’s feet. Despite studying away from home, Ranga had not lost his origins, which made Shyama happy. Despite the fact that Ranga was an educated young man who desired to marry a mature woman, Shyama arranged for him to marry Ratna, a considerably younger woman who was not the sort of woman he desired. He also arranges a meeting with Shastri, whom he has meticulously trained. He had decided that Ratna would be a fine wife for him, indicating both his belief in planned marriages and his commitment to see them through. He was a man who was incredibly proud of his culture and background.

 

Question:- 4. What kind of a person do you think the narrator is?

Answer:- A narrator is a character that is elderly and has a caring and generous personality. Ranga is taken aback by his resolve to stay a bachelor if he does not discover a female that he feels fit for him. As a result, the narrator decides to locate a female for Ranga to show that he cares about him. He has a keen sense of human nature and appreciates a good chuckle. He’s also a gentleman who is always looking out for other people’s best interests. The story’s narrator expresses his dislike of the English love marriage norm.

 

 

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