NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Social Science Social and Political Life - 3rd Chapter 7

Understanding Marginalisation Class 8

Chapter 7 Understanding Marginalisation Exercise Solutions

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Exercise : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 92

Q1 :  

Write in your own words two or more sentences of what you understand by the word 'marginalisation'.


Answer :

"Marginalisation" comes from the word "margin" meaning at the outskirts or periphery. When applied to a specific community or tribe, it implies that a particular class, caste or tribe is excluded from mainstream society. This can be due to various reasons like, they speak a different language from the majority, belong to a "low" social status; marginalized groups are often treated with not just ignorance but fear and hostility as well. This leads to lack of access to resources and opportunities for them and also a violation of their rights.

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Q2 :  

List two reasons why Adivasis are becoming increasingly marginalized.


Answer :

Adivasis are becoming increasingly marginalized because firstly, they follow a different culture, language and traditions from mainstream Indian society which leads us to wrongfully classify them as exotic, primitive and backward. Secondly, they are used to a way of life close to nature and with the cutting down of forests they are being forced to migrate to urban areas where they feel out of place and not in sync with a lifestyle so vastly different from their countryside background.

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Q3 :  

Write one reason why you think the constitution's safeguards to protect minority communities are very important?


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Re-read the section on Minorities and marginalization. What do you understand by the term minority?


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Q5 :  

You are participating in a debate where you have to provide reasons to support the following statement: 'Muslims are a marginalized community'. Using the data provided in this chapter, list two reasons that you would give.


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Q6 :  

Imagine that you are watching the Republic Day parade on TV with a friend and she remarks, "Look at these tribals. They look so exotic. And they seem to be dancing all the time". List three things that you would tell her about the lives of Adivasis in India.


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In the storyboard you read about how Helen hopes to make a movie on the Adivasi story. Can you help her by developing a short story on adivasis?


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Q8 :  

Would you agree with the statement that economic marginalisation and social marginalisation are interlinked? Why?


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