Unit-8: Novels, Society and History – History NCERT Solution Class-10

Unit-8: Novels, Society and History


Intext Solutions:-

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Q.1:- Explain what is meant by the following of novels
(i) Epistolary novel
(ii) Serialised novel
For each type, name one writer who wrote in that style.

Page- 189

Q.1:- Write about two important characteristics of the early Hindi novel.


Exercise Solutions:-


Q.1:- Explain the following
(a) Social changes in Britain which led to an increase in women readers.
(b) What actions of Robinson Crusoe make us see him as a typical coloniser?
(c) After 1740, the readership of novels began to include poorer people.
(d) Novelists in colonial India wrote for a political cause.

Q.2:- Outline the changes in technology and society which led to and increase in the readers of the novel in 18th century Europe.

Q.3:- Write a note on
(a) The Oriya Novel
(b) Jane Austen’s portrayal of women
(c) The picture of the new middle class which the novel Pariksha Guru portrays.


Discussion Solutions:-


Q.1:- Discuss some of the social changes in the 19th century Britain which Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens wrote about.

Q.2:- Summarise the concern in both 19th century Europe and India about women reading novels. What does this suggest about how women were viewed?

Q.3:- In what ways was the novel in colonial India useful for Indian the colonizers as well as the nationalists?

Q.4:- Describe how the issue of caste was included in novels In India. By referring to any two novels, discuss the ways in which t hey tried to make readers think about the existing social issues.

Q.5:- Describe the ways in which the novels in India attempted to create a sense of Pan—Indian belonging.