Chapter 6

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
(iii) The author speaks both of people who were very aware of the differences among them and those who tried to bridge these differences. Can you identify such people in the text?

Question:

“On the whole, the small society of Rameswaram was very rigid in terms of the segregation of different social groups,” says the author.

(iii) The author speaks both of people who were very aware of the differences among them and those who tried to bridge these differences. Can you identify such people in the text?

Answer:

The people who were very aware of the differences between Hindus and Muslims were the young teacher in the school and the wife of Abdul Kalam’s science teacher. The people who tried to bridge these differences were Ramanadha Sastry’s father Lakshmana Sastry and Abdul Kalam’s science teacher Sivasubramania Iyer.

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