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All The World Her Stage - Class 8th Second Language English Textbook Solutions

 Chapter 6
All The World Her Stage

C1. Answer the following questions and share your responses with your partner:

1.    Who was usually a playing companion for Sai in her childhood?

Answer: Usually, a playing companion for Sai in her childhood was her grandfather Sir R.P.Paranj pe.

2.    Who was affectionately called Appa?

Answer: Sir R.P.Paranj pe was affectionately called Appa. He was Sai’s grandfather.

3.    When was the grandfather very much impressed by Sai’s ability?

Answer: One day her grandfather asked her to tell him a story. Sai told him a story which was replete with dragons, princess, talking parrots and hidden gold. When her grandfather came to know that Sai had made up the story herself, he was greatly impressed with her creative ability.

4.    What was Sai’s first published book?

Answer: Sai’s first published book was ‘Mulancha Mera’, a book of fairy tales which means ‘my dream child’ or ‘ my favourite child’.

5.    “Sai Froze”. When did this happen?
Answer: One day, Sai stepped on a book by mistake as she entered the library. Her grandfather ordered her to stop right there. Sai got scared. She stood there without moving.

C2. Answer the following questions and share your responses with your partner:

1.    How would Sai draw the attention of her playmates while they made fun of her?

Answer: Sai was a fat girl. Her friends made fun of her saying that she could not run. She was not active and would make their team weak. But, she drew the attention of her playmates by telling them interesting stories and making them enact the roles as she directed.

2.    What fascinated Sai as a child?
Answer: Sai was greatly fascinated by ‘doll’s wedding’, a traditional game played by Maharashtrian girls.

3.    Why is the word ‘mother’ given within the inverted commas in the sixteenth and seventeenth paragraphs?

Answer: ‘Mother’ here refers to the little girl Sai. She was role-playing the character of a bride’s mother in a marriage of dolls celebrated like a real wedding.

C3. Some statements are given below. Some are true and some are false. The tick of ‘T’ or ‘F’. Also, indicate in the box the paragraph number in which you can find your answer.

1.  Sai looked very athletic — False
2.  Sai used to tell fantastic stories to her friends — True
3.  Even as a child, Sai had published a book— True
4.  Her grandfather did not take it seriously when she stepped on a book — False
5.  Paranjpye was a senior wrangler — True
6.  One of the Maharashtrian Children’s game is “marriage of doll’s” — True
7.  Sai told a story to her grandfather — True
8.  Sai learned to regard books with respect — True

C4. Some important events in the story are given in a jumbled order. Put them in the order in which they are given in the text.

1.    Sai’s drawing the attention of the playmates.

Answer: The usual sight of grandpa and Sai playing together.

2.    A grandfather telling her to treat books with respect.
Answer: Sai’s telling a story to her grandfather.

3.    The usual sight of grandpa and sai playing together.
Answer: A grandfather telling her to treat books with respect.

4. The wedding of dolls.
Answer: Sai’s drawing the attention of the

4.    Sai’s telling a story to her grandfather.
Answer: The wedding of dolls.

C5. Read and discuss your responses with your partner. Then write:

1.    Describe how grandfather and Sai enjoyed each other’s company
Answer: The grandfather and Sai enjoyed each other’s company as playmates and friends. Both of them skipping, walking, talking, joking etc. While they were walking grandfather asked some simple mathematical questions and also related fables to her. But Sai naturally preferred the fairy tales.

2.    Why was grandfather very much impressed by Sai’s story?
Answer: Once while walking, Sai told a fairy tale full of fun with dragons, princess, talking parrots and hidden gold. The complete story was her imagination. Such a Little girl she made the story by herself. So grandfather was impressed by Sai’s story.

3.    What do you think was the great achievement of Sai as a child?
Answer: When Sai was eight years old, she had published her first book of fairy tales called ‘Mulancha Mera’. This was the great achievement of Sai as a child.

4.    Describe the incident in the library.
Answer: All the members of the Paranjpye family had great respect for books. One day Sai stepped on a book by mistake as she rushed into the library. Her grandfather became very angry. He ordered her to stop right there. He said that she had done a great mistake.
She had kicked knowledge. He told her to ask forgiveness of the book. Sai bent meekly and asked forgiveness of the book with folded hands. She received the same kind of punishment when he discovered any dog-eared book. Sai learnt to treat books with great respect.

5.    How was Sai able to win over her friends?
Answer: Sai was a little plump. She was not very active physically. So, her playmates used to make  fun of her. They did not allow her to play with them. Sai used to sit by the sidelines and watch them play. A brilliant idea came to her one day. She called out to them and said she would tell them a story and involve them in a lovely game. All her friends gathered around her. Sai cast a spell of magic. They listened to the fantastic story. They also took roles and acted as she directed. In this way, she was able to win over her friends.

6.    What surprise awaited Sai one day as she came back from school?
Answer: One day Sai complained to her mother saying that she never let her have any fun. Her mother said that she would give Sai a surprise she would never forget. When Sai came back from school on that day, the whole house looked like a marriage hall.
Sai was dressed like a bride’s mother. The bridegroom came on a real horse. The bride was brought to the hall in the midst of religious chantings. Sai played the role of the bride’s mother and wedding of the dolls was celebrated.

C6. Write a paragraph on each of the following topics. Do it in pairs. Prepare first, and final drafts. Then compare them with those of your partner.

1.    Sai’s talents even as a child.

Answer: Even as a child Sai was a very talented girl. After listening to the stories of her grandfather she had developed a liking for fairy tales. One day she asked her grandfather to tell her a story. But, he refused, instead, he asked her to tell him a story. She made up a fairy tale and told her grandfather.
Thus, she developed her creative talents. When she was only eight years old, she published her first book of fairy tales – called ‘Mulancha Mera’ (My favorite child). She used to tell fantastic stories to her friends and they were mesmerized by her fairy tales. She even directed them in the dramatization of her stories.

2.    Lessons she learned from her grandfather.
Answer: Sai learnt many things from her grandfather. He was a famous educationist and mathematician. He used to tell her stories and make her solve simple mathematical problems.
He encouraged her creativity. By the time she was eight years old she could publish her first book of fairy tales. Sai’s love for books also grew with her. She learnt from her grandfather to love and respect books.

3. The incident of the wedding of dolls.  
Answer: Sai was greatly fascinated by the “marriage of dolls”. It is a traditional game played by Maharashtrian girls. Once, she complained to her mother that she was not having any kind of fun. Her mother gave a surprise to her on that day. When she returned from school, her house looked like a marriage hall.
Her mother dressed Sai as the mother of a bride. The bridegroom arrived on a real horse. The doll of a bride was brought with the religious chanting of mantras. Jaggery and Poha were distributed among the children. The marriage of dolls was celebrated with all pomp and glory.


V1. Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words chosen from, among the ones given in brackets.

Sai was fond of telling stories. Her grand-father was impressed by this talent of hers. Though she was not good at sports, she used to entertain friends with her flights of fancy. Even as a child she had published a book of fairy tales. [impressed, good, published, fond, flights, tales, entertain]

V2. Some terms that describe people are given below. Classify them under ‘desirable: and ‘not so desirable’ categories. You may consult a good dictionary’ to help you doing this.

complaining, creative, imaginative, short tempered, lazy, spirited, social, glum, jovial, innovative, lethargic, double-tongued, lax. jealous creative

e.g desirable                                                                         not so desirable
imaginative, spirited                                                             Complaining, jealous
social, jovial                                                                           short tempered,
innovative,creative                                                             lethargic, double- tongued, lax, glum

V3. Give the negative forms of these words using a prefix. Change the article if necessary. (short, fast, dim, beginning, young)

An old man appeared on the stage walking slowly at the end of the play, just before the close of the show.Soon, the audience stood up as the lights were switched on. In that bright light, they could see the director, a tad man with an imposing figure

1. a familiar sight — an unfamiliar sight
2. an used towel — an unused towel
3. a prepared speech — an unprepared speech.
4.  an attentive soldier — an inattentive soldier.
5.  a successful attempt — an unsuccessful at tempt  
6.  an organised show — a disorganized snow
7. a satisfied person — a dissatisfied person.

Multiple Choice Questions

Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions/ incomplete statements. Choose the most appropriate one.

1. Sai Paranjpye is a famous theatre personality from
A) Pune
B) Mumbai
C) Calcutta
D) Ahmedabad

Answer: A) Pune

2. A traditional same played by Maharashtrian sirls is
A) chanting of mantras
B) sharing of gud and poha
C) storytelling
D) doll’s wedding

Answer: D) doll’s wedding

All The World Her Stage Summary in English

This lesson is a short life-sketch of Sai Paranjpye, a famous theater personality from Pune. When she was 6-7 years girl, skipping along with an elderly gentleman. That gentleman was her grand-father Sir R.P.Paranjpye. He was India’s first senior wrangler. She lost her parents at a young age. She was looked after by her grandfather. She grew up with her grandfather. She called him as Appa. Appa put simple mathematical questions and fables to her. The fables are fairy tales, Arabian Nights, and Birbal’s stories. She liked only stories, not mathematics.  
One day Sai asked her Appa to tell a story but he asked her to tell a story. She agreed. She told a fairy tale with dragons, princesses, talking parrots, hidden gold, etc on her own. After hearing the story Appa asked where she had read it. She said that she had made up the story. He was very much impressed. From that day onwards it continued and it was the beginning of a wonderful world of creativity. At that time she was 8 years old. She had published her first book of fairy tales “Mulancha Mera”. Her love for books grew with her. She learned to respect books from her Appa.
Sai was too fat and her mates made fun of her and criticized that she is not fit for any games. Meanwhile, she thought of a plan and called her mates and told a story of magic is¬land full of hidden treasure. They were also ready to take roles and act as she directed.
She was fascinated by dolls wedding, It is a traditional game in Maharashtra. One day Sai’s mother arranged a doll’s wedding. Sai became the bride’s “mother”. The ‘mother ’ that day, so fond of drama, grew up to become filmmaker and theater personality.

All The World Her Stage Summary in Kannada

ಸಾಯಿ ಪರಾಂಜಪೆಯವರ ಬಾಲ್ಯ ಜೀವನದ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಚಿತ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಬಹುದು. ಇವರು ಪ್ರಸಿದ್ದ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರು ಮತ್ತು ಇವರು ನಿರ್ದೇಶಿಸಿದ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ಇಂದಿಗೂ ಸಮಂಜಸವಾದ ಚಿತ್ರ ಎನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ. ಇವರ ತಂದೆ ತಾಯಿಗಳು ಬಾಲ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ತೀರಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದರಿಂದ ಇವರ ತಾತನವರ ಹತ್ತಿರ ಬೆಳೆದರು. ಇವರ ತಾತ ಇವರಿಗೆ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರಂತಿದ್ದರು. ಇವರು ಚಿಕ್ಕಂದಿನಿಂದಲೂ ದಪ್ಪಗೆ ದುಂಡು ದುಂಡಾಗಿದ್ದ ಹುಡುಗಿ ತಾತನ ಜೊತೆ ಸ್ಕಿಪ್ಪಿಂಗ್ ವಾಕಿಂಗ್ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಅವರ ತಾತ ಆರ್. ಪಿ. ಪರಾಂಜಪೆ ಕೇಂಬ್ರಿಡ್ಜ್ ಯೂನಿವರ್ಸಿಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣಿತದಲ್ಲಿ ಅತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಅಂಕ ಗಳಿಸಿದ ಭಾರತದ ಮೊದಲ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದರು. ವಾಗಿಂಗ್ ಹೋಗುವಾಗ ನೀತಿ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮತ್ತು ಗಣಿತದ ಸರಳ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೇಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಆದರೆ ಸಾಯಿಯವರಿಗೆ ನೀತಿ ಕಥೆಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಒಲವು ಜಾಸ್ತಿಯಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಹೀಗೆ ಒಂದು ದಿನ ತನ್ನ ತಾತನನು ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳೆಂದು ಕೇಳಿದಳು . ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವರ ತಾತ ಈ ದಿನ ನೀನೇ ಕಥೆ ಹೇಳು ಎಂದು ಒತ್ತಾಯಿಸಿದರು. ಆಗ ಸಾಯಿಯು ಅಪ್ಸರೆಯ ಕಥೆ ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಡ್ರಾಗನ್ ,ರಾಜಕುಮಾರಿ , ಮಾತಾನಾಡುವ ಗಿಳಿ ಅಡಗಿಸಿದಳು. ಆಗ ಅವರ ತಾತ ಇದನ್ನು ನೀನು ಎಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಕೇಳಿದಳು. ಅವಳು ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಇದು, ನಾನು ಓದಿದ ಕಥೆಯಲ್ಲ ನಾನೇ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿದ ಕಥೆ ಎಂದಾಗ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಇವಳ ಸೃಜನಾತ್ಮಕ ಶಕ್ತಿಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಳವಾದ ಭಾವನೆ ಉಂಟಾಯಿತು.
ಅಂದಿನಿಂದ ಇವಳ ಈ ಕಲೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಬಂದಿತು. ಮುಂದೆ ಜಗತ್ತೇ ಮೆಚ್ಚುವಂತಹ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಮತ್ತು ಚಲನಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕಳಾದಳು. ಇವಳು ಬರೆದ ಮೊದಲ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಮುಲಾಂಚಾ ಮೇರಾ ಎಂಬ ಫೇರಿ ಕತೆ ಇವಳು 8 ವರ್ಷದವಳಿದ್ದಾಗಲೇ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಯಿತು. ಇವಳ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯೂ ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಬೆಳೆಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಾ ಹೋಯಿತು. ಪುಸ್ತಕಗಳಿಗೆ ಗೌರವ ಕೊಡುವುದನ್ನು ಅವಳ ತಾತನಿಂದಲೇ ಕಲಿತುಕೊಂಡಳು
ಇವಳು ಚಿಕ್ಕವಳಾಗಿದ್ದಾಗ ದಪ್ಪಗೆ ಗುಂಡು ಗುಂಡಗೆ ಇದ್ದುದರಿಂದ ಆಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಂದುವರಿಯಲು ಆಗುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ ಇವಳ ಗೆಳತಿಯರು ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಇವಳನ್ನು ವಿಧ ವಿಧವಾಗಿ ಛೇಡಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಅವರೆಲ್ಲ ಆಟವಾಡುತ್ತಾ ಸಂತೋಷವಾಗಿರುವುದನ್ನು ನೋಡಿ ಸಾಯಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಹುಡುಗಿಯರು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಇವಳ ಯೋಚನೆ ಹೊಳೆಯಿತು. ಅವಳು ಅವರನ್ನೆಲ್ಲಾ ಕರೆದು ಆಸೆಯಂತೆ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಇವಳು ತಾಯಿಯು ತಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಮಾಯಾ ದ್ವೀಪದ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಹುದುಗಿರುವ ಗೊಂಬೆ ಮದುವೆಯನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿದರು. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಯಿಯು ನಿಧಿಯ ಕಥೆಯನ್ನು ಹೇಳಿದಳು. ಆ ಕಥೆಯಿಂದ ಅವರೆಲ್ಲಾ ವಧುವಿನ ತಾಯಿ ಅಕ್ಕಪಕ್ಕದ ಹುಡುಗರೆಲ್ಲಾ ಇವಳತ್ತ ಆಕರ್ಷಿತರಾಗಿ ಅವಳು ಹೇಳುವ ಕಥೆಗಳ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ಹೀಗೆ ಅಂದಿನಿಂದಲೇ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನವನ್ನು ಅಂದು ವಧುವಿನ ತಾಯಿ ಯಾದ ಸಾಯಿ ಮಾಡತೊಡಗಿದಳು. ಪರಾಜಪೆಯವರು ಭಾರತದ ಶ್ರೇಷ್ಟ ಚಿತ್ರ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕರಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಯಿಗೆ ಬಹಳ ವಿಷಯಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಯಿತ್ತು ಒಬ್ಬರಾಗಿ ಕೀರ್ತಿ ಗಳಿಸಿದರು. ಮತ್ತು ಅವರು ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯವಾದ ಒಂದು ಗೊಂಬೆ ಮದುವೆ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿ ಕಲಾವಿದರೂ ಆಗಿದ್ದರು. ಇದು ಮಹಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರದ ಒಂದು ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ ಆಟ.

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