Explain the following:
Social changes in Britain which led to an increase in woman readers.
What actions of Robinson Crusoe make us see him as a typical colonizer?
After 1740, the readership of novels began to include poorer people.
Novelists in colonial India wrote for a political cause.
Outline the changes in technology and society which led to an increase in readers of the novel in eighteenth-century Europe.
Write a note on:
The Oriya novel
Jane Austen’s portrayal of women
The picture of the new middle class which the novel Pariksha-Guru portrays.
Discuss some of the social changes in nineteenth century Britain which Thomas Hardy and Charles dickens wrote about.
Summarize the concern in both nineteenth-century Europe and India about women reading novels. What does this suggest about how women were viewed?
In what ways were the novels in colonial India useful for both the colonizers as well as the nationalists?
Describe how the issue of caste was included in novels in India. By referring to any two novels, discuss the ways in which they tried to make readers think about existing social issues.
Describe the ways in which the novel in India attempted to create a sense of pan-Indian belonging.