Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 9
History
Solutions
1. Look again at Source A and Box 1. (a) List five changes in the mood of the workers.

Question:

Look again at Source A and Box 1.

(a) List five changes in the mood of the workers.

(b) Place yourself in the position of a woman who has seen both situations and write an account of what has changed.

Answer:

(a) Five changes in the mood of the workers were:

  • Earlier, there was no mention of women workers but now a women worker Marfa Vasileva, initiated the strike.
  • Earlier there were meetings held in an organised way for workers but now the workers went on strike for their rights.
  • Earlier there was no unity between men and women workers but now the women workers presented red bows to men workers to show unity. Also, men workers downed their tools in support of women workers.
  • Now the women workers were more active and determined. Instead of talking, they took action.
  • Earlier, the workers used to be fearful from the management but now they stopped the work, showing their fearlessness.

(b) I have experienced both the situation and after that I feel that earlier, workers vent out their problems by just organising meetings and discussing them but now they are fearless and rebellious in nature. They are willing to sacrifice their jobs and support each other. I have also seen unity between men and women.

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