History

Women, Caste and Reform

Question:

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

Answer:

People suspected that Christian missionaries were involved in forced conversion of the poor and tribal people from Hinduism to Christianity. If some people have supported them, it must be due to the reason that the poor and the tribal people, converted to Christianity, would get a golden opportunity of going to school. The school would equip them with some resources to make their way into a changing world.

 

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Women, Caste and Reform

Q 1.

Write about Raja Rammohun Roy and his reforms

Q 2.

Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar?

Q 3.

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

Q 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 in 1929.

Q 5.

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

Q 6.

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

Q 7.

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.

Q 8.

What was the plight of Indian women 200 years ago?

Q 9.

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

Q 10.

What were the reasons for the awareness among women?

Q 11.

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

Q 12.

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

Q 13.

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

Q 14.

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

Q 15.

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

Q 16.

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.

Q 17.

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

Q 18.

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

Q 19.

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

Q 20.

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

Q 21.

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

Q 22.

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

Q 23.

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

Q 24.

What social ideas did the following people support?

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

 

Q 25.

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