Thursday, 11 June 2020

LESSON: THE PANCH PARMESHWAR

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LESSON: THE PANCH PARMESHWAR

A 1- They enjoyed a deep friendship. They cultivated their lands jointly and trusted each other deeply.


A2- She was fed up with the behaviour of Jumman and his wife because after the property they started misbehaving with her.

A3- Because he was confident that he would win the case in the Panchayat.

A 4- The villagers tried to console her. Even Algu refused to speak against his friend.

A5- Algu told that he would attend the Panchayat meeting but wouldn’t open his mouth.

A6- She said that Jumman got her property in his own name. But then he started ill-treating her.

A7- Jumman’s aunt nominated Algu Chowdhari as the head panch.

A 8- Because at Panchayat meeting Algu Chowdhari gave decision against Jumman.

A9- Samjhu Sahu bought an ox from Algu but after sometime the ox died and Samjhu refused to give the price for the ox.

A10- Jumman was the head panch in Algu and Samjhu’s case. He gave decision in Algu’s favour. Everyone praised the decision. They realized that God speaks through a panch. They became friends again.

Theme- The of the story is that the panch must be impartial. God speaks through them. He should see only the truth. The panch should not keep in mind friendship and enmity. In this story both Algu and Jumman kept only truth before them. Jumman Sheikh- Jumman is the main character of the story. He was a close friend of Algu. Jumman was cunning by nature. He deceived his aunt. Jumman got her property in his own name. But then he started ill-treating her. But Algu decided the case against him, he became his enemy. However in the end they became friends again.
Algu Chowdhari is one of the main two character in the story. He was a close friend of Jumman. He is simple at heart. He is impartial. In Jumman’s aunt, he gave a fair decision. Then Jumman became his enemy. But later in Algu’s case Jumman gave his decision in Algu’s favour. They became friends again.
Title of the story- The title of the story is very significant. It tells us about the ‘panch parmeshar’ .It me that panch is like God. He is impartial. God speaks through them. He should see only the truth. The panch should not keep in mind friendship and enmity. In this story both Algu and Jumman kept only truth before them. So the title of the story is appropriate.

Questions 1 – 10

Compete the sentences below.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each
Answer.
Algu couldn’t find a 1 ________________.  2 ___________________ was a trader.
 Samjhu used to bring 3 _____________ and 4 _______________ from the market.
 Samjhu 5 ______________ and took a 6 _________________ of the ox before buying.
 He tied the ox in his 7 _____________________ .
 Samjhu was unconcerned about the ox’s need of 8 ________________ and water.
 He would throw some 9 __________________ before it.
 The poor animal could 10 ______________ rest.

READING (PASSAGE)

When Jumman went to Mecca for Haj, he left his house in charge of his best friend, Algu. Jumman Sheikh had an old aunt .She had a little property but no close relatives. After making many false promises, Jumman persuaded the old lady to the property in his name .Till the papers were registered in the court, he showered her with attention .He would bring her sumptuous food and sweets .But the final stamping of the deed put an end to this glorious period. Jumman’s wife Kariman’s sharp tongue was now added as a curry along with the roti. Jumman also grew more cruel and indifferent .The poor aunt had to listen to a lot of unhappy talk every day. ‘God knows how long the old woman will live! She imagines that by giving us three bighas of land, she has bought us! She is unable to chew her roti unless there is ghee in her dal. With the amount of money spent on feeding her, we could have bought the whole of the village.’ The aunt tolerated this kind of talk as long as she could, then she complained to Jumman. But Jumman felt it would be unwise to interfere in the functioning of the ‘officer on duty’ – the mistress of the house.

Questions 1 – 6

Given below are some words/phrases.

Choose the correct letter A (for Jumman) or B (for Jumman's wife).

1 false promises
2 sharp tongue
3 cure and indifferent
4 officer on duty
5 Kariman
6 Mecca for Haj

Questions 7 – 10

Do the following statements agree with the writer in the Reading Passage?

Write TRUE, if the statement is true.
Write FALSE, if the statement is false.
Write NOT GIVEN, if the statement is not given.

7 Jumman eft his house unlocked while going to Mecca.
8 Agu’s aunt had a little property in her possession.
9 Jumman looked after his aunt the papers were registered in the court.
10 Kariman was a very sweet natured lady.