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Tansen Extra Questions and Answers English Supplementary Chapter 5
Tansen Extra Questions and Answers Very Short Type
Who was the greatest musician of our country?
Who was Mukandan Misra?
A singer and the father of Tansen.
Where did Mukandan Misra and his family live?
In Behat near Gwalior.
Who was Mukandan Misra and his wife only child?
What did Tansen learn to imitate perfectly?
The calls of birds and animals in the forest.
What kind of child Tansen was?
He was a naughty child, but also talented one.
Who was travelling through the forest with his disciples?
A famous singer, Swami Haridas.
Who was Swami Haridas?
He was a famous singer, where Tansen lived with him for eleven years and learnt music.
Where was Swami Haridas travelling?
He was travelling through the forest with his disciples.
“Strangers in the forest!” – Who said this and when?
Tansen said this to himself when Swami Haridas and his group settled down to rest in a shady grave in the forest.
What did Tansen do when he saw Swami Haridas and his group?
He frightened them by hiding behind a tree and roared like a tiger.
Who roared like a tiger?
Did Swami Haridas punish Tansen for his mischief?
Why did Swami Haridas visit Tansen’s father?
Because he wanted to make Tansen a good singer.
How old was Tansen when he left for learning music?
Ten years old.
Where did Tansen go at the age of ten?
He went with Swami Haridas to learn music from him.
For how many years Tansen lived with Swami Haridas?
For eleven years.
Who taught him learn music?
What was Mukandan Misra’s dying wish?
That Tansen should visit Mohammad Ghaus of Gwalior?
Who was Mohammad Ghaus?
He was a holy man of Gwalior.
With whom did Tansen lived in Gwalior?
With Mohammad Ghaus.
While living with Mohammad Ghaus, where was he often taken to?
To the court of Rani Mrignaini.
Who was Rani Mrignaini?
A great musician where Tansen often visited to her court.
Whom did Tansen marry?
Who was Hussaini?
The wife of Tansen.
What did Hussaini become?
She become the disciple of Swami Haridas.
How many children did Tansen and Hussaini had?
Who had five children?
Tansen and Hussaini.
Who insisted Tansen to join his court?
In which year Tansen go to Akbar’s court?
Where did Tansen go in 1556?
To Akbar’s court.
Who became a favourite of the Emperor Akbar?
Why would Akbar call upon Tansen at anytime?
He would call upon Tansen at any time to sing during the day or night.
Who was jealous of Tansen?
Some of Courtiers.
Who was Shaukat Mian?
The courtier of Akbar’s palace and was jealous of Tansen.
What was the Idea of Shaukat Mian to ruin Tansen?
To make Tansen sing Raga Deepak.
Why is singing Raga Deepak dangerous?
Because if anyone sings Raga Deepak properly, it makes the air so hot that the singer too burnt into ashes.
What would happen if Tansen sings Raga Deepak?
He would burnt into ashes and die.
Whom did Shaukat Mian want Raga Deepak to sing?
Let us test him:
(i) Who said this and to whom?
Shaukat Mian said to Akbar.
(ii) What was the test about?
To make Tansen Sing Raga Deepak.
What was Tansen’s reply to sing Raga Deepak?
Though he was afraid, took some time to prepare himself from Akbar.
Why was Tansen unhappy?
Because Akbar told him to sing Raga Deepak, which was dangerous to death?
What was the idea of Tansen to sing Raga Deepak?
The idea was if someone would sing Raga Megh at the sometime properly, then it would bring rain.
What was the name of Tansen’s daughter?
Who was Saraswati?
Daughter of Tansen.
Who was Rupvati?
Friend of Saraswati.
Whom did Tansen decide to sing Raga Megh?
Saraswati and his friend Rupvati.
What did Tansen tech Saraswati and Rupvati?
To sing Raga Megh.
For how many days they practised for Raga Megh?
For two weeks.
What happened when Tansen began to sing Raga Deepak?
The air become warm, leaves dried up, birds fell dead due to heat and the river water began to boil.
When did Saraswati and Rupvati start to sing?
When the lamps began to burn everywhere, they started singing.
What happened when the girls sang Raga Megh?
The sky clouded over and the rain began to come down.
Who punished Tansen’s enemies?
The king, Akbar.
What happened to Tansen’s enemies to the end?
They were punished by the king.
For how long Tansen remained Akbar’s court singer?
Until his death in 1585.
When did Tansen die?
Who died in 1585?
Where is Tansen’s tomb?
Which place is pilgrimage for musician?
Why Gwalior is a place of pilgrimage for musicians?
Because it has Tansen’s tomb who is a great musician in Gwalior.
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Tansen Extra Questions and Answers Short Type (02 Marks)
Where did Mukandan Misra live and who was their only child?
Mukandan Misra and his wife lived in Behat near Gwalior. Their only child was Tansen, who was naughty, but also at the same time talented too.
What happened when Tansen frightened Swami Haridas and his group?
Tansen was expert in imitating the calls of birds and animals. So he scared them by roaring like a tiger and the group of travellers were scattered in fear but swami Haridas took it lightly and said tiger were not always dangerous latter one disciple found out hiding behind a tree and thus, he was caught.
Where did Tansen learn music?
When Tansen was ten years old , he went away with Swami Haridas and stayed with him for eleven years to learn music from him later he become a famous from in Gwalior.
What did Tansen’s enemies planed and why?
One of his enemies named Shaukat Mian gave an idea to make Tansen sing Raga Deepak, because this song is very dangerous to sing if anyone does it properly, the air becomes so hot that the singer too burns into ashes. Thus, Tansen was a good singer and if he sings properly, he would burn and die.
What happened when Tansen began to sing Raga Deepak?
The whole town assembled to hear Tansen singing and when he started to sing, the air become warm. The leaves on the tree dried up and the birds fell dead because of the heatness, also the water in the river boiled up too. The audience were all heated up and the lamps started burning.
What idea struck to Tansen to save from Raga Deepak?
The idea was to make someone sing Raga Megh at the same time because if it was sang properly, the rain would come down. So he appointed his daughter Saraswati and her friend Rupvati and taught day and night. For two weeks. He told them to wait till the lamps began to burn and then they should start singing Raga Megh.
Tansen Extra Questions and Answers Short Type (03 Marks)
Describe how Akbar was pleased with Tansen?
Akbar was impressed by Tansen and insisted him to join his court. However, Tansen went to Akbar’s court in 1556 and Akbar would call Tansen at any time to sing in his court during the day or night. Further Akbar would just walk into Tansen’s house just to listen him singing and practicing. He also gifted Tansen many thing. Tansen remained in Akbar’s court as a singer until his death in 1585.
How Tansen was saved?
Tansen was said to sing Raga Deepak in Akbar’s court, which was a very dangerous song to sing and therefore it would cause death whoever sings it. When he began to sing Raga Deepak, the air become warm and the leaves all dried up. The birds fell dead due to heat and the water in the rivers were boiled up. However, he made his daughter Saraswati and her friend Rupvati sing a song named Raga Megh and soon the sky clouded all over and it began raining everywhere. Thus, Tansen was saved from burning into ashes.
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