Peasants and Farmers – Class 9 IX – History Social Science – Intext NCERT Solutions
IN-TEXT QUESTIONS SOLVED
Q1. page 122.
What happened to the women and children? Cow keeping, collection of firewood, gleaning, gathering of fruits and berries from the common lands was earlier mostly done by women and children.
Can you suggest how enclosures must have affected the lives of women and children? Can you imagine how the disappearance of common lands might ‘have changed the relationship between men, women and children, within the family?
Q2. page 123.
Read Sources C and D and answer the following:
• What is the peasant trying to say in source C?
• What is John Middleton arguing?
• Re-read from Section 1.1 to 1.4 and summarise the two sides of the argument for and against open fields. Which argument do you sympathise with?
Q3. page 134.
Imagine that you are the leader of a group of farmers protesting against having to grow opium. You have been granted a meeting with the local official of the East India Company. How would the conversation proceed? Divide the class into the two groups and act out the conversation you would have.