6-A SINDHI WOMAN

  1. What is the scene of the Karachi slums? What kind of picture of the Karachi slums do we get after reading this poem? Or What is lying in the Karachi slums? [2007, 2006II,

The scene or picture of the Karachi slums is not good. The Karachi slums are very dirty were stones, garbage, the bread pieces, and broken glass are lying.

  1. What did the poet reflect when he saw the woman?

When the poet saw the woman, he reflected or thought that the persons who bear the burden of life and carry its hardships through life remain straight and strong like that woman.

  1. What is the condition of the Sindhi woman? Or write a note on the Sindhi woman.

The Sindhi woman holding a stone jar on her head is walking through the Karachi slums. She is barefooted and is swaying her body. Her dress is floating. She walks steadily in the Karachi slums where stones, garbage, the bread pieces, and broken glass are lying.

  1. Wherefrom the Sindhi woman is passing through?

The Sindhi woman is passing through the Karachi slums where stones, garbage, the bread pieces and broken glass are lying.

  1. What is the main idea/aim/theme of the poem? Or what is the moral lesson of the poem?

The poet tells the importance of work which makes a man strong and vigilant. In this poem, the poet tells us about a Sindhi Woman who is passing through a bazaar of Karachi slum. She is barefooted. She walks straight and beautifully despite carrying a jar on her head. The poet gives here a moral lesson that the persons who bear the burden of life and carry its hardships through life remain straight and strong. It also teaches patience and sacrifice.

 

Reference to the Context

REFERENCE:

These lines have been taken from the poem “Sindhi Women” written by Jan Stall worthy.

CONTEXT:

The poet tells the importance of work which makes a man strong and vigilant. In this poem, the poet tells us about a Sindhi Woman who is passing through a bazaar of Karachi slum. She is barefooted. She walks straight and beautifully despite carrying a jar on her head. The poet gives here a moral lesson that the persons who bear the burden of life and carry its hardships through life remain straight and strong. It also teaches patience and sacrifice.

EXPLANATION:

Stanza-1

In these lines the poet describes a Sindhi Woman who is passing through a bazaar of Karachi slum. She is bare footed and is swaying her body. Her dress is floating due to the wind. Her walk is very impressive and graceful. The Sindhi woman holding a stone jar on her head is walking smoothly and steadily like a wave of the stream through the Karachi slums. She is hardworking and patient.

Stanza-2

In these lines, the poet describes that he sees the Sindhi Woman passing through the Karachi slums where the stone, garbage, and the glass pieces are lying. Her gait is quite erect and majestic. She is really enviable as she has a straight physique despite carrying a load. The poet says that he is bent by the time as he does not carry any weight. He concludes that those who bear the burden and hardships of life always remain strong and straight like the Sindhi Woman.

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