Bholi Bholi

Why is Bholi's father worried about her?
Bholi’s father worried about her as Bohli was neither good looking nor intelligent so it would be difficult for him to find a bridegroom for her.
For what unusual reason is Bholi sent to school?
Does Bholi enjoy her first day at school?
Does she find her teacher to be different from the people at home?
Why do Bholi's parents accept Bishamber's marriage proposal?
Why does the marriage not take place?
Bholi had many apprehensions about going to school. What made her feel that she was going to a better place than her home?
How did Bholi's teacher play an important role in changing the course of her life?
Why did Bholi at first agree to an unequal match? Why did she later reject the marriage? What does this tell about her?
Bholi's real name is Sulekha. We are told this right at the beginning. But only in the last but one paragraph of the story is Bholi called Sulekha again. Why do you think she is called Sulekha at that point in the story?
Little Sulekha could not speak till she was five, and when at last she learnt to speak, she stammered. The other children often made fun of her and mimicked her. a. What did Sulekhalater on come to be known as? b. Why did children make fun of her? c. What does the word 'mimicked' mean?
She remembered how a few days ago their old cow, Lakshmi, had been turned out of the house and sold. "N-n-n-n No, no-no-no," she shouted in terror and pulled her hand away from her father's grip. a. Why did Bholi shout in terror? b. Why did she remember 'Lakshmi' ? c. What is the antonym of 'forgotten' in the extract?
The lady teacher who was in class was saying something to the girls but Bholi could understand nothing. a. Where was Bholi? b. Why could she understand nothing? c. What did Bholi do?
He said to Ramlal, 'As a revenue official you are the representative of the government in the village and so you must set an example to the villagers. You must send your daughters to school." a. Who is 'he'? b. What example does 'he' want Ramlal to set? c. What did Ramlal do?
Then she began to cry and tears flowed from her eyes in a helpless flood. She kept her head down as she sat in her corner, not daring to look up at the girls, who, she knew, were still laughing at her. a. Who is 'she'? b. Why were the girls laughing at her? c. What happened after that?
And in her smiling eyes was the light of a deep satisfaction that an artist feels when contemplating the completing of her masterpiece. a. What satisfaction did the teacher have? b. Who was the 'masterpiece'? c. What had the masterpiece done?
Why is Sulekha called 'Bholi'?
What happened to Bholi when she was two years old?
How did Bholi react when the teacher asked her name?
Bholi was fascinated by the walls of the classroom. Why?
What filled Bholi', a dumb cow, with a new hope in her?
In what way did the village change over time?
What objections does Ramlal have to Bishamber's proposal?
Why were Bholi' sisters envious of her luck?
Why was Ramlal thunderstruck?
The last line of the text talks about an artist and the masterpiece. Elaborate.
What kind of mother was Ramlal's wife?
Bholi is a child different from others. This difference makes her an object of neglect and laughter. Elaborate.
Sending Bholi to school was a 'blessing in disguise'. Do you agree? Support your answer on the basis of the text.

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