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Karnataka State Board- Plus 2 -Oru Manusyan (A Simple Man)

Oru Manusyan by Vaikom Mohammad Basheer About the author .. Vaikom Mohammad Basheer (1908-94) is a celebrated literary figure from Kerala. He was a humanist and spent his youth as a enthusiastic participant in India’s freedom struggle. During his life time, he won many laurels for his literary work. In 1970, he was nominated to […]

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Karnataka State Board PU 1 — Around a Medicinal Creeper

Around a Medicinal Creeper by Poornachandra Tejaswi There was a medicinal plant around which many myths, facts and stories prevailed. The author spent twenty years to unravel the facts. The author was erecting a makeshift shade on a bed in which coffee seeds were sown. He and his assistant put some bamboo poles on the […]

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Karnataka State Board– PUC 1 – The School Boy

The School Boy by William Blake First stanza .. I love to rise in the ……. What sweet company! Meaning .. Summer in England is a pleasant time. The boy wakes up in the summer morning and hears the birds making their characteristic usual sounds from the branches of the trees. He hears a hunter […]

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Karnataka Pre-University –The Gentleman of the Jungle

The Gentleman of the Jungle Background of the story .. Europeans entered Africa in the early part of the fifteenth century. The expeditions were mainly for exploring a foreign land that was so different from their homelands in Europe. The diversity of the flora and fauna of Africa, and its humans whose skin colour was […]

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Karnataka Pre-University English — Too Dear!

Too Dear! by Leo Tolstoy About Leo Tolstoy .. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) is perhaps the most revered Russian writer, who is accepted the world over as the conscience-keeper of mankind. He wrote novels and short stories with moorings in morality, pacifism, and spirituality have influenced countless people, prominent among whom are Mahatma Gandhi and Martin […]