Passage for Exercise-68

Read the following passage and answer the questions that are given below:

    Bengali literature would not have been the same if Sagarmoy Ghosh, instead of editing Desh, had spent the last 50 years of his life as a store-keeper at a pharmaceutical company or as an education department clerk at Writers Buildings or if circumstances had not forced him to make the difficult decision of leaving his beloved Santiniketan.

    But Sagarmoy Ghosh is a maa of destiny and like all men of destiny, clerkships’ and store-keepers’ books could not hold him back as he looked for and found his niche in Desh— a literary magazine which the 75 year old editor proudly states “has no parallel in this country”. The fact that it truly has no parallel is largely due to the versatility of this gifted, unassuming man.

    A childhood under the open Skies of Santiniketan, in the shadows of Rabindranath Tagore’s powerful personality had much to do with the versatility. Sagarmoy Ghosh says he has always ‘been an editor with no inclination towards becoming a writer, though he has four impressive books to his credit. But when che speaks, he is a disciple of yet another Tagore Abanindranath. ‘Abanithakur’ it used to be said, ‘‘wrote pictures’’. So it is with Sagarmoy. He spoke to us about an idyllic childhood and there it was before our eyes.

    Sagarmoy’s father, Kalimohan Ghosh, was one of Tagore’strusted lieutenants. The poet’s dream of rural regeneration through the example of the Sriniketan experiment had been entrusted to him. Kalimchan’s family along with two others used to live in a luster of rooms called the Natun Bari adjacent to Rabindranath’s residence, Dohuli. “His doors were always wide open to us children” remembers Sagarmioy. “We used to run up the stairs to him, he would give us a sweet: and we would run away. It was a sort of game.”


(A) Choose the correct alternative (write only the item No.):

(a) Sagarmoy Ghosh spent the last 50 years of his life as
(i) a store-keeper (ii) aclerk (iii) an editor,
(b) Sagarmoy Ghosh is (i) fifty (ii) sixty five (iii) seventy five. 
(c) Sagarmoy Ghosh is interested in (i) a few things (ii) one thing (iii) many things.
(d) In India there are (i) no magazines which are precisely similar to Desh. (ii) many magazines which are precisely similar to Desh. (iii) a few magazines which are precisely similar to Desh.
(e) Kalimohan Ghosh was Rabindranath’s (i) servant. (ii) disciple. (iii) vicegerent.

(B) Find words in the passage which mean the following —

(i) suitable position. 
(ii) number of things of the same kind growing closely together. 
(iii) dearly loved. 
(iv) power believed to control events. 
(v) qualities that make up a person’s character.

(C) Write whether the following statements are True or False:—
(i) Sagarmoy Ghosh is an impostor. 
(ii) Desh is an economic magazine. 
(iii) Sagarmoy Ghosh was greatly influenced by Rabindranath. 
(iv) Abnindranath was a painter in words. 
(v) Rabindranath depaired of rural regeneration. 
(vi) Sagarmoy Ghosh is the architect of his own fate.

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