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 man in the society. So,
she fought for their cause throughout her life. She was born in a village called Pairabondh, Rangpur in
- Her father was an educated landlord. Rokeya was married to Shakhawat Hussain in 1896. Her
husband was the Deputy Magistrate of Bhagalpur in India. He always encouraged her 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.
1. Complete the following table with the information given in the passage. 1×5=5
|Begum Rokeya||i) ———-||was born||Rangpur|
|ii) ———-||20th century||lived||in undivided Bengal|
|Shakhawat Hussain||iii) ———-||was married||in India|
|Upper class Muslims||20th century||learnt Arabic and Persian||iv) ———-|
|Begum Rokeya||throughout the life||v) ———-||for education|
2. Write True or False. If false, give the correct information. 1×5=5
a) Begum Rokeya was a social reformer of the then India.
b) Her family was not solvent.
c) Begum Rokeya learnt both Bangla and English from her sibling.
d) Her spouse was an educated landlord.
e) Begum Rokeya was fond of Bengali.