8 What can you imagine seeing those picture ? Your answer may be : She is a …a) Teacherc) Philosopherb) Writer & Social Workerd) Pilot
9 Unit-Five Great women to remember Today's LessonUnit-Five Great women to rememberLesson-1,2Begum Rokeya
10 Now we will listen an audio clip about Begum Rokeya.
11 Let Us see Some more Picture Statue of Begum Rokeya in front of Begum Rokeya Memorial Centre
12 Let Us see Some more Picture The remnants' of the house where Begum Rokeya used to live
13 Let Us see Some more Picture The remnants' of the house where Begum Rokeya used to live
14 Let Us see Some more Picture Memorial center of Begum Rokeya, Pairaband, Rangpur
15 Learning Outcomes After we have studied this unit, we will be able to- ask and answer questionstalk about peopleread and understand textswrite answers to questionswrite short paragraph and compositions
16 Read about Begum Rokeya. Begum Rokeya was a famous writer and a social worker. She lived in undivided Bengal in the early 20th century. She believed that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men have in the society. So she fought for their cause throughout her life. Begum Rokeya was born in a village called Pairabondh, Rangpur in Her father Jahiruddin Muhammad Abu Ali Haider Saber was an educated landlord. Rokeya was married to Khan Bahadur Sakhawat Hussain in Her husband was the Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur, now a district in the Indian state of Bihar. He was very cooperative, and always encouraged Rokeya to go on with her activities. Many upper class Muslims of Bengal at that time learnt Arabic and Persian as medium of education and communication. But Rokeya had great love for her mother tongue. She learnt Bangla and English from her eldest brother Ibrahim.
17 Choose the correct answer 1. Begum Rokeya fought fora. democracy.b. independence.c. women’s rights.2. Rokeya was born ina. a village.b. a town.c. a slum.3. Rokeya loveda. English.b. Bangla.c. Urdu.4. Shakhawat Hossain’s mother tongue wasa. Persian.b. Bangla.c. Urdu.5. Bhagalpur is a district ina. Bangladesh.b. West Bengal.c. Bihar.
18 6. Sakhawat Hossain died in bc7. Begum Rokeya set up a girls’ high school ina. Kolkata.b. Bhagalpur.c. Pairabandh.8. Begum Rokeya set up this school in memory of hera. husband.b. father.c. mother.9. There was a dispute in her husband’s family. Here ‘dispute’ means that the membersa. were of the same opinion.b. had different opinions.c. did not like each other.10. Sakhawat Hossain Memorial Girls’ school isa. a private school.b. Government school.c. a Muslim school.11. Begum Rokeya wrotea. short stories and poems.b. novels and poems.c. novels and short stories.
20 Home work to do Answer the following questions. 1. What was Begum Rokeya’s belief?2. What did she fight for?3. What kind of family did she come from?4. Why did many upper class Muslims learn Arabic and Persian at that time?5. Why did Rokeya learn Bangla and English?6. What did Begum Rokeys do for female education?7. Why did she move Sakhawat Memorial Girls’ High School to Kolkata?8. What are some of her important writings?
21 So that’S all for todayStay wellThank YouGood Bye