2nd Puc English Water Poem Notes Question Answers

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2nd Puc English Water Poem Summary

Comprehension 1 :

1. The expression ‘generations-old strife’ suggests.

A. the base of caste system

2. “It also knows the sub-caste difference between leather and spool.”

‘leather and spool’ stands for A. Cobbler and weaver

3. How is water a witness to the humiliation caused to the dalits?

When the varna system was in practice, the ‘panchamas’ or the untouchables were not allowed to touch water and fill it in their pots. Whenever a wada girl went to collect water from a pond or a tank, the people of other varnas used to pour water from a higher level at a distance, into the pot of the wada girl. Naturally, some water would invariably fall on the body of the girl. This would cause a lot of humiliation to the girl.

4. ‘Circus feat’ refers to

b. balancing the water pots on the head.

5. ‘Water’ is a

Ans. (c) (d) (e) and (f)

6. Name the village that got burnt for want of water.

Malepalle

7. Who does not have the right to draw a pot of water ?

The Panchamas

8. Who opposed the Kamma landlords?

A dalit youth and Munnangi suvartamma opposed the Kamma landlords

9. To which movement is the movement for water compared?

Water as a mighty movement is compared to the Mahad struggle at the Chadar tank in Mumbai.

10. What does the poet compare untouchability to?

The poet compares untouchability to the dampness on the well’s edge. Just as the dampness on the well’s edge never dries, untouchability also never disappears.

11. What has water become today?

Today water has become a multinational market commodity.

12. Who had to wait for a shudra to draw water for him?

Panchamas

13. What does the speaker remember when she sees water?

*When the speaker sees water she remember how people in her wada would thirst all day for a glass of water. *Secondly, when she sees water she is also reminded of how they would eagerly welcome their weekly bath days as if it was a wondrous festival and also remember how the entire village bather luxuriously twice a day.
*The speaker also would recall her childhood when she would walk miles to go to the big canal and carry back heavy pots with the muscles and veins on her neck straining and bursting. Finally the sight of water would also make her recall how thatched roofs in Malapalle were burnt to ashes for want of a pot of water to extinguish the fire

14. How many times did the dalits bathe?

Once a week

15. How many times did the entire village other than the dalits bathe?

Twice a day.

16. Where were the thatched roofs burnt to ashes?

At Malapalle

17. Why does the poet say that water is not a simple thing?

The poet says that water is not a simple thing because it can give life, it can also devour lives

18. What swallowed village after village?

The tsunami wave.

19. Who are the playthings in the vicious hands of water?

The poor

Comprehension: II

1. Discuss the travails suffered by the wada people while securing water.

Challapalli Swaroopa Rani (1968) began writing about her experiences. Her poetry consciously deals with issues of gender and caste. A poem that explores the countless forms of social discrimination and injustice with the metaphor of water. The poem speaks of how water has stood witness to act of oppression in the name of religion, caste and creed. It traces the trail of inhuman practices that prevail in society over several generations. The poem also speaks of how water,

2. Look at the expressions ‘many a circus feat’ and ‘dances its way into the Pepsi man’s bottle’. What contrast do you notice between the two ?

Challapalli Swaroopa Rani (1968) began writing about her experiences. Her poetry consciously deals with issues of gender and caste. A poem that explores the countless forms of social discrimination and injustice with the metaphor of water. The poem speaks of how water has stood witness to act of oppression in the name of religion, caste and creed. It traces the trail of inhuman practices that prevail in society over several generations. The poem also speaks of how water, a natural resource has become a commodity in the contemporary market regulated world. A poem that explores the countless forms of social discrimination and injustice with the metaphor of water. The poem speaks of how water has stood witness to act of oppression in the name of religion, caste and creed. It traces the trail of inhuman practices that prevail in society over several generations. . The poem also speaks of how water, a natural
resource has become a commodity in the contemporary market regulated world. ‘Many a circus feat ‘ refers to the people walking miles together to fetch water from a big canal and carrying heavy pots one
above the other with their muscles and veins in the neck straining and bursting

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