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The Wife of Bath by Chaucer: Text with Simple English and Hindi

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About Chaucer: Chaucer is known as the father of English poetry. He belongs to the 14th century. He is popular for his Canterbury Tales. Chaucer’s Prologue to the Canterbury Tales is a picture gallery of his time. Thirty characters have been taken to present in The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. They belong to diverse profession. With the help of these characters, Chaucer successfully presents the true picture of his age. The Wife of Bath (From The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales) (Text) A Good Wif was ther of biside BATHE, But she was somdel deef, and that was scathe. Of clooth-makyng she hadde swich an haunt She passed hem of Ypres and of Gaunt. In al the parisshe wif ne was ther noon That to the offrynge bifore hire sholde goon; And if ther dide, certeyn so wrooth was she That she was out of alle charitee. Hir coverchiefs ful fyne weren of ground; I dorste swere they weyeden ten pound That on a Sonday weren upon hir heed. Hir hosen weren of fyn scarlet reed, Ful stre

Dover Beach: A Poem by Matthew Arnold

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  About Matthew Arnold: Matthew Arnold is a distinguished poet and critic of Victorian era. He was born in 1822 in England. His notable works are Culture and Anarchy, The Study of Poetry, Dover Beach, The Scholar Gipsy and Thyrsis . Dover Beach is Arnold’s most famous poem. It is a dramatic monologue. It deals with the theme of loss of faith in God and religion. Dover Beach: Matthew Arnold (Text) The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; on the French coast the light Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand, Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay. Come to the window, sweet is the night-air! Only, from the long line of spray Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land, Listen! you hear the grating roar Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, With tremulous cadence slow, and bring The eternal note of sadness in. Sophocles long ago Heard it on

मध्यप्रदेश सामान्य ज्ञान: चार

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  01. महिला नीति बनानेवाला देश का पहला राज्य: (अ) मध्यप्रदेश  (ब) उत्तरप्रदेश (स) केरल (द)  महाराष्ट्र 02. वनों का शत-प्रतिशत राष्ट्रीयकरण करने वाला राज्य:  (अ) बिहार (ब) मध्यप्रदेश (स) मेघालय (द) महाराष्ट्र  03. मध्यप्रदेश का पहला बायोस्फियर कहाँ स्थापित किया गया था: (अ) सतना (ब) पंचमढ़ी   (स) रीवा (द) पन्ना  04. मध्यप्रदेश का पहला आवासीय खेल विद्यालय कहाँ है: (अ) ग्वालियर (ब) उज्जैन (स) सीहोर (द) सागर 05. मध्यप्रदेश का घोषित प्रथम पर्यटन नगर: (अ) शिवपुरी  (ब) छतरपुर (स) कटनी (द)  चित्रकूट 06. इंदिरा गाँधी राष्ट्रीय मनाव संग्रहालय कहाँ है  (अ) इंदौर (ब) जबलपुर (स) टीकमगढ़ (द) भोपाल 07. मध्यप्रदेश में प्रथम आपदा प्रबंधन संस्थान कहाँ है: (अ) जबलपुर (ब) भोपाल (स) सतना (द) सीहोर 08. मध्यप्रदेश में भारतीय वन प्रबंधन संस्थान कहाँ है: (अ) पन्ना (ब) छतरपुर (स) भोपाल (द) सागर 09.  मध्यप्रदेश में महारानी लक्ष्मीबाई शारीरिक शिक्षा संस्थान कहाँ है: (अ) जबलपुर (ब) ग्वालियर (स) इंदौर (द) पंचमढ़ी 10. जापान के सहयोग से मध्यप्रदेश में स्थापित ओप्टिकल फाइबर कारखाना कहाँ है: (अ) नरसिंहपुर (

A Letter to God by Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes (Translated by Donald A. Yates): A Complete Study

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I. About Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes:      Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes was a Mexican fictionist. He became popular as one of the major chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution. He is considered as one of the major exponents of the ‘Novel of the Revolution’ too. In his works he presented the social issues of his time. He composed many exciting, humorous, and symbolic stories. His story A Letter to God is very popular. His most significant work is El indio ( The Indian ). It was published in 1935. It is a fictional study of the life of indigenous race of Mexico.      In his youth Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes spent much time in his father’s general store. He came in contact with the Indians, farmers, and labourers of the region there. Later he described their lives in his works. As a young man he fought in the Mexican Revolution. He served as the general editor of a newspaper named El Universal. Gregorio Lopez Y Fuentes was born on Nov. 17, 1895 at Huasteca in Veracruz, Mexico. He died on Decem

What is Insurance?

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     Modern Period can be termed as the period of risk. In this period the life and property of a human being are surrounded by the risk of devastation, disability, disease and death. These risks appear as the cause of financial loss. Insurance is a way to transfer such risks to an insurance company. It means insurance is a risk transfer mechanism. It is the most effective risk management tool. In short, it is a means of protection from financial loss.       The insurance is a legal agreement between two parties. The first party is known as the insurer. The insurer is a company or the insurance career or the underwriter. It is called the provider. The second party is known as the insured. The insured is an individual or an entity that is known as policyholder. The agreement between these two parties is known as insurance coverage or insurance policy. The amount that an individual or entity pays is known as premium. Under such agreement the insurer provides financial coverage

Tintern Abbey by Wordsworth: A Short Note

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  Tintern Abbey is a beautiful poem by Wordsworth. It is his representative poem. It deals with poet’s attitude towards Nature. It shows Wordsworth’s spiritual development. This poem occupies the last place in the Lyrical Ballads.      In this poem the poet talks about his second journey to the Wye Valley. It was July 1798. His sister named Dorothy was with the poet. It was a wonderful place. It was very delightful and charming. The poet was so impressed by the beauty of that place that he composed this memorable poem.      Tintern Abbey has been divided into three parts. The first part of the poem deals with the charming beauty of the Wye Valley. Mountains, river, gardens, hedge rows and rising smoke have been taken to present. These natural elements find praiseworthy description in this poem.      The second part of this piece of art describes the various stages of poet’s approach to Nature. The third part is addressed to poet’s sister named Dorothy. Here the poet says to

Eidgah By Premchand (Translated by Khushwant Singh): A Complete Study

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I. About Munshi Premchand      Katha Samrat Premchand is popularly known as Munshi Premchand. He is a great Indian story teller. He is the pioneer of modern Hindi and Urdu social fiction. His real name was Dhanpat Rai. He has written many stories and novels. Godan , Gaban , Sevasadan and Nirmala are his best known novels. Mansarovar is a very popular collection of his fantastic stories.      Upanyas samrat Munshi Premchand was born on 31 July, 1880 at Lamahi near Banaras. His early life was full of struggle. He lost his mother when he was a school boy. After that his grandmother looked after him. Unfortunately she too died soon. He was married in his adolescence. Munshi Ajaib Lal, Premchand's father, was a clerk in the postal department. After passing the intermediate Premchand had to discontinue his study due to his father's death. Fortunately Premchand got a job as a teacher in the primary school. After some time he became Deputy Inspector of schools. In response to Gandhi