Telangana SCERT TS 6th Class English Study Material Pdf Unit 2B In the Bazaars of Hyderabad Textbook Questions and Answers.
TS 6th Class English Guide Unit 2B In the Bazaars of Hyderabad
What do you sell, O ye merchants?
Richly your wares are displayed.
Turbans of crimson and silver,
Tunics of purple brocade,
Mirror with panels of amber,
Daggers with handles of jade.
What do you weigh, O ye vendors?
Saffron and lentil and rice
What do you grind, O ye maidens
Sandalwood, henna, and spice.
What do you call, O ye peddlers?
Chessman and ivory dice
What do you make, O ye goldsmiths?
Wristlets and anklets and ring,
Bells for the feet of blue pigeons
Frail as a dragonfly’s wing,
Girdles of gold for dancers,
Scabbards of gold for the king.
What do you cry, O ye fruitmen?
Citron, pomegranate, and plum.
What do you play, O ye magicians?
Spells for aeons to come
What do you u eave. O ye flowergirls
With tassels of azure and red?
Crowns for the brow of a bridegroom.
Chaplets to garland his bed,
Sheets of white blossoms new-garnered
To perfume the sleep of the dead. – Sarojini Naidu
Answer the following questions :
What is the poet talking about in the first stanza?
In the first stanza, the poet is talking about merchants selling crimson and silver coloured turbans, tunics of purple brocade, amber panelled mirrors and jade handled daggers.
What is that you like most about the poem ?
I like Sarojini Naidu’s description very much. She describes different sellers selling their things in a different way. She uses so many words for sellers such as merchants, vendors, peddlers, fruitmen, flowergirls etc. We can see the original scene of the bazaars of Hyderabad in this poem.
Pick out the words / phrases that describe the grandeur of the market.
The words such as brocade, jade, sandal wood, ivory, gold scabbards, crowns, chaplets etc., describe the grandeur of the market.
What impression do you form about the market?
We can buy so many things we want in the market. Buying all these things make us pleasant and they fulfil our needs. The things we buy bring grand look to our houses. I really love to market the things.
When you happen to visit the bazaars of Hyderabad, what things from the poem come to your mind?
When I happen to visit the bazaars of Hyderabad, the things such as turbans, mirrors, daggers, ivory dice, anklets, wristlets, scabbards etc., from the poem come to my mind.
Collect the information about any two tourist places in Telangana. You may include the following details for each place.
1. Name of the tourist place
2. Distance from your place
3. How to reach there from your place :
4. Important details (when to go there, things to see, accommodation, etc.)
5. Have you ever visited? If so, give details
6. Your opinion about the place :
1. Nagarjuna Sagar
The Nizam of Hyderabad planned to construct a dam to use the excess of waters of the river Krishna. He engaged British Engineers in 1903 to irrigate Telangana. Later, various sites in Siddeswaram, Hyderabad and Pulichintala were identified as the most suitable locations for the reservoirs. The Raja of Mutyala strove hard and identified the site for the construction of the dam under the able guidance of Sri K.L. Rao.
The Project construction was officially inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on 1:th December, 1955 and proceeded for the next twelve years. The reservoir water was released into the left and right bank canals by Indira Gandhi in 1967. But the construction of the day submerged an ancient Buddhist settlement, Nagarjuna Konda, the capital of Ikshwaku dynasty in the 1st and 2nd centuries. There were 30 Monasteries which were excavated. There were inscriptions also. They were relocated. Some were moved to Nagarjuna Konda.
2. Nagarjuna Konda
The Settlement of Nagarjuna Konda was the capital of the Ikshwaku dynasty (225 A. D. 325 A.D). The successors were the Satavahanas. During the early centuries of A.D. there were 30 Buddhist Viharans and inscriptions. Nagarjuna was the exponent of the philosophy ‘Sunyatha’ (Void). In that time Buddhism spread to Srilanka, and Burma. The second ruler of the dynasty was a Buddhist. There were constructions of temples and monasteries. The main stupa was completed after ten years. There is also a foot print at the site of Mahavihara vasin monastery which is believed to be a reproduction of that of Gautama Buddha.
The stupas were unearthed in 1926. This place was the centre for Buddhist learning in ancient India. This was expanded in 1954. The great stupa at Nagarjuna Konda belongs to the class of uncased stupas.
All those that are excavated were relocated on the Nagarjuna Konda an island hill in the middle of river Krishna.
In the Bazaars of Hyderabad Summary in English
This poem was written by the famous Indian English poetess Sarojini Naidu. In this poem she colourfully describes different sellers selling their things in the bazaars of Hyderabad. The merchants display their wares like crimson and silver coloured turbans, tunics of purple brocade, amber panelled mirrors and jade handled daggers.
The vendors sell saffron, lentil and rice. The maiden grind sandal wood, henna and spice. The peddlers sell chessman and ivory dice. The goldsmiths make wristlets, anklets and ring, bells for the feet of blue pigeons, gold girdles for dancers and gold scabbards for the king. The fruitmen sell the fruit like citron, pomegranate and plum. The magicians play for prolonging spells. The flower girls weave bright blue and red coloured tassels, crowns for the brow of a bridegroom, chaplets and new-garnered sheets of white blossoms.
Oye (n) = ‘you’ used in the past especially to address more than one person
Wares (n) = goods that some one sells in a market or on the street
Brocade (n) = expensive thick cloth with a pattern woven on it
Amber (n) = a hard yellow-brown substance used for making jewellery
Jade (n) = A precious stone used for making jewellery and art objects
Vendor (s) = someone who sells something
Peddler (s) = someone who goes from one place to another selling things
Ivory (n) = the yellowish white bone that an elephant’s tusk is made of
Dice(n) = A small block with six sides marked with spots thin and delicate
Frail(v) = Thin and delicate
Scabbards (n) = A cover for the blade of a sword or dagger
Aeons (s) = An extremely long period of time
Tassels (n) = A group of strings tied together at one end and fastened
Azure (n) = to clothing or objects for decoration
Chaplets (n) = A circle of flowers and leaves that you wear on your head
Saffron (n) = A bright yellow powder made from crocus flowers
Lentil (n) = A kind of bean plant