India Through Traveller’s Eye – Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S Buck was an American Writer. She was Born in 26 June, 1892 in West Virginia , America and Died in 6 March 1973 in Vermont, America. She taught in Chinese University. She is known for her travelogue and memories. She won The Noble Prize for Literature in 1938. His important Works Includes, The God’s Earth, Come My Beloved, My Several Worlds etc.


India through a traveller’s Eye is Travelogue, written by Pearl S. Buck.  In this essay, she describes her deep love and affection for the poorest India people’ life that is Colourful, Dramatic, Highly sacred and the religious life of Indians. She is very fond of India, Indian people and Indians way of life. She finds India is a country of unity amidst diversity. Her people are religious and passionate. They are polite, civilized and above all greatly hospitable. They have different faiths and religions, speak different languages have different physical features but a kind of idealism permeate the life of every India. They have clean habits and are fond of purity everywhere. They mostly live in joint families where the disabled elders are respected and the disabled are well looked after.


Barbarian : जंगली 
Auburn-haired : सुनहरा भूरा रंग का बाल होना
Classic : उत्कृष्ट 
Caucasian Race : एक निष्पक्ष पापी जाती 
Permeating : मर्मज्ञ / घुसना 
Exquisitely enunciated : अत्यंत ठीक ढंग से उच्चारित 
Blustering : धमकाना 
Embittered : क्रोधित 
Savagery : क्रूरता 
Complication : कठिन स्थिति 
Nazism : जो NAZI PARTY में विश्वास रखता हो 
Prophecy : भविष्यवाणी / पूर्वानुमान 
Blood bath : खून खराबा 
Invincible : अजेय 
Indictment : अभियोग 
Colonisation : वैसा प्रक्रिया जिसके द्वारा उपनिवेश स्थापित किए जाते हैं और शासित होता हैं 
Frothing : उत्साह से भरा हुआ 
Famished : भूखा 
Artesian wells : उच्च जल स्तर के कारण कुओं के माध्यम से पानी सतह पर आता है 
Enervated : कमजोर 
Renunciation  : स्वयं ब्याज देने की प्रक्रिया 
Lucheon : भोजन 
Stimulates : प्रोत्साहित करना 
Fanaticism : अन्धाधुन्धाता /कटृरता 
Evil : बुराई 
Missionaries : व्यक्तियों जो धर्म का प्रचार करने के लिए भेजे जाते है 
Idealism : जीवन के आदर्श तरीके पर विश्वास करना 
Puzzlement : उलझन 


1) Pearl S. Buck is an ___writer
A. British
B. Indian
C. American
D. European
2) “India Through a Traveller’s Eye is written by___
A. Anton Chekhov
B. Shiga Naoya
C. Pearl S. Buck
D. H. E. Bates
3) India through a Traveller‟s Eye is an inspiring
A. Essay
B. John Johnson
C. Novel
D. Story
4) ______has prasied Indian people and their life
A. Shiga Naoya
B. Pearl S. Buck
C. Martin Luther King Jr.
D. Kamala Das
5) Indian peasants are poorer than their _________counterparts
A. Chinese
B. Pakistani
C. Bhutanese
D. Indian
6) ____advised the Indian not to flame the Britishers for everything.
A. Dr. Zakir Hussain
B. Manohar Malgoankar
C. Pearl S. Buck
D. Shiga Naoya
7) The land between Bombay and ____famished
A. Madras
B. Kolkata
C. Bangluru
D. Delhi
8) The President of the General Assemble of the UNO is woman of___
A. China
B. Canada
C. Germany
D. India
9) The life span in India was only____
A. 25
B. 37
C. 28
D. 27
10) A host was called to kill a dangerous_____
A. Snake
B. Dog
C. Cat
D. Lion
11) From babyhood the Indian _____ are taught that the right hand is for clean servies.
A. People
B. Children
C. Cat
D. Lion
12) Our food was served on fresh green ______ leaves instead of plates.
A. Banyan
B. Peepal
C. Banana
D. Mango
13)When was Pearl S. Buck born?
A. 1872
B. 1882
C. 1892
D. 1862
14)Pearl S. Buck died in the year____
A. 1933
B. 1963
C. 1943
D. 1973
15) Pearl S. Buck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the year____.
A. 1933
B. 1931
C. 1938
D. 1935
16)The family doctor of Pearl S. Buck belonged to____
A. China
B. America
C. India
D. Germany
17) Who let Pearl S. Buck know about Buddism and life history of Lord Budha?
A. Doctor
B. Mother
C. Father
D. Brother 
18) A young Indian friend of the writer was married to___
A. An American
B. A Kashmiri man
C. A Chinese
D. A Greek
19)According to the writer, the skin colour of the Kashmiri is a lovely cream and the features classic as the____
A. Indian
B. British
C. German
D. Greek
20)The great lesson that India had to teach to the west was___
A. Live and Peace
B. Humanity
C. Knowledge
D. Its culture and Tradition
21) The Plan was that India would rebel would against England just after
A. First world war
B. Second World War
C. Gandhiji‟s Revolt
D. Subhash‟s Revolt
22) “India Through Traveller’s Eyes” is extract which is taken from____
A. The God‟s Earth
B. The Darling Buds of May
C. My Several Worlds
D. Come, My Beloved
23) Which of the following book is not written by Pearl S. Buck?
A. The Darling Buds of May
B. Come, My Beloved
C. My Several Words
D. The God‟s Earth
24) Pearl S Buck came to India
A. To see the rivers and mountain
B.  To talk to national leaders
C. To see the big cities
D. To listen to the young intellectuals & peasant of India 
25) According to Buck, what lesson had India to teach the world?
A. The lesson of violence 
B. The lesson of peace
C.  The lesson of honesty 
D. The lesson of non-violence


1) What does the word ‘Colour’ remind the writer of?
The word colour remind the writer of the variety of hue that is Indian life, as various as our own American scene.
2) What were the benefits of the English rule?
The benefit of the English rule is that They have put to good used the benefits the English gave and left acknowledge of best woman education on both side of the globe.
3) What were the intellectuals in India restless and embittered?
The intellectuals in India were disappointed with the British rule because they were not happy to live a life of slavery. As such, they were restless and embittered
4) What are the ‘great lesson’ that India had to teach the West?
The great lesson that India had to teach the west, was humanity. it is our Tradition and Culture as well.
5) Where was the real indictment against the Colonization to be found?
The real indictment against colonialism however, was to be found in the villages in India. The British rule for all was the ills of India.
6) Why was the writer moved at the sight of the children of the Indian villages?
The children of the Indian villages were lean, and them, weak and with huge sad dark eyes. The writer moved to see their poor condition it tore at her heart.
7) Why was the land between Bombay and Madras famished?
The land between Bombay and Madras was Famished because due to scarcity of water and no food and it was burning like a hot desert.
8) Why did the Indian always blame the British for their Suffering?
The Indian always blame the British for their suffering because it is an easy excuse to run away from their problems and realities.
9) Who was the real master of the house which Buck visited?
The real master of the house which Buck visited was a Young Brother.
10) Why did the writer not mind her host eating in the opposite corner of the room?
The writer not mind her host eating in the opposite corner of the room because he was able to understand that this reaction was due to their difference in culture.
11) What does she mean by saving ‘Religion is ever present in Indian life’?
She mean by saving religion is ever present in Indian life is that ‘Indian life religion is very important thing. All are very closely related to religion and it is present in all spheres of life.
12) What are her views on the Christian Missionaries?
Pearl S Buck says that for all the people that I have known the missionary it, in his way, the most dedicated, the most single-hearted. He believes that God is the one the father of mankind and that all men are brothers. At least the Christian says he so believes and so he preaches. 
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