NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Chapter 5(C) - The Emerald Islands

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Chapter 5(C) - The Emerald Islands Exercise 181

Solution 2

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Subheadings

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Showcasing the culture and spirit of AandN

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Links with freedom struggle

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Indigenous population and settlers

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Life of harmony

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Sea sports, farms and temples

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Southern paradise

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Flora and fauna

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Get to know the Emerald Islands

Chapter 5(C) - The Emerald Islands Exercise 182

Solution 3

Cluster: It is a group of similar things that are close together

Fauna: They are all the wild animals that live in a particular area

Penal settlement: A type of prison, which is often in a place far away from other people

Languish: This is to exist in an unpleasant or unwanted situation

Mangrove: It's a tropical tree, found near water, whose twisted roots grow partly above ground

Aboriginal: This is a person or living thing that has existed in a country or continent since the earliest time known to people

Archipelago: It is an area of sea in which there are many small islands

Topography: It refers to the shape of an area of land, including its hills, valleys etc

Meandering: It is to describe the course of a river, coast line or path that turns a lot

Snorkeling: It is an activity that involves swimming underwater using a breathing device

Chapter 5(C) - The Emerald Islands Exercise 183

Solution 4

Andaman and Nicobar Islands-Introduction

  • Origin of Name: Hanuman/Handuman
  • Location: East of the Indian mainland
  • Length: 700 Kms.
  • Topography: Hilly and abounds in evergreen forests
  • Tourist Attractions: Beaches, Water-sports, Flora and Fauna, Natural Beauty
  • Tranquility, Adventure Tourism

Link with the Freedom Movement

  • The revolutionaries of the First War of Independence in 1857 were exiled for life to the Andamans.
  • The Cellular Jail was an important like to the Freedom struggle
  • Now in the evening an enthralling Sound and Light Show at Cellular Jail brings alive the struggle of the young prisoners.

People

  • Great Andamanese
  • Onges
  • Jarawas
  • Sentinatese
  • Nicobarese
  • Shompens
  • Moplas
  • Some criminal tribes from Central and United Provinces,
  • Refugees from erstwhile East Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon
  • Ex-servicemen

Harmonious Life

  • Faiths: Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs etc
  • Languages: Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Nicobari etc

MGM National Park

  • Covers an area of 281.5 sq km
  • It is made-up of open sea, creeks and 15 small and large islands
  • It offers views of rare corals and underwater marine life through glass bottom boats, scuba diving and snorkeling

South Andaman

Chapter 5(C) - The Emerald Islands Exercise 190

Solution 11

On a spring evening, some years ago, while living in Mumbai, I decided to take in a Musical, where I heard Lakshya Kumar sing for the first time. I was enthralled. I believed I had discovered the next Kishore Kumar. Yet, disappointed by the sparse audience, I decided to write an article to help promote him. Struggling to contain my excitement the next day, I phoned the theatre where he was performing and unabashedly acted like a professional writer: "May I speak with Lakshya Kumar please?" "Just one moment." replied the person at the other end. "Hello, this is Lakshya Kumar." answered a deep voice at the other end, "Who is speaking?" My trembling hands dropped the receiver and I seemed to have lost my voice. I heard the phone being disconnected at the other end. What an end to my grand plans!