NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapter 5 Tansen is given here. Tansen is a part of Class 6 English Supplementary Reader – A Pact with the Sun. These Solutions covers answers for all the questions given in the chapter. These solutions will help students to prepare well and face the English exam with full confidence. You can also download the PDF of these solutions for free.
Class 6 English Tansen Questions and Answers
Question 1. Why did Swami Haridas say Tansen was ‘talented’?
Answer: Swami Haridas was once travelling through the forest with his disciples. Hidden behind a tree, Tansen scared them by roaring like a tiger. This made Swami Haridas say that Tansen was talented.
Question 2. Why did Akbar ask Tansen to join his court?
Answer: Tansen learnt music from Swami Haridas for eleven years. He himself became a famous singer. Sometimes he sang before Emperor Akbar. Akbar was so impressed that he asked Tansen to join his court in 1556.
Question 3. How do we know that Akbar was fond of Tansen? Give two reasons.
Answer: Tansen became a great favourite of Emperor Akbar. The Emperor would often call upon Tansen to sing at any time of the day for a performance. Akbar would often just walk into Tansen’s house to hear him practice. Besides, he would also give the singer various beautiful presents.
Question 4. What did the other courtiers feel about Tansen?
Answer: The other courtiers felt jealous of Tansen. They became his enemies. They had made up their mind to ruin Tansen.
Question 5. (i) What happens if Raga Deepak is sting properly?
(ii) Why did Tansen’s enemies want him to sing the Raga?
Answer 5: (i) If Raga Deepak was sung properly, the air became so hot that the singer was burnt to ashes.
(ii) Some courtiers of Akbar’s court were jealous of Tansen and his popularity and soon they became his enemies. They wanted him to sing Raga Deepak so that he would die out of the heat and burn to ashes.
Question 6. Why did Tansen agree to sing Raga Deepak?
Answer: Tansen agreed to sing Raga Deepak because he dared not disobey the Emperor. Secondly, he wanted to prove his ability.
Question 7. (i) What steps did he take to save himself?
(ii) Did his plan work? How?
Answer 7: (i) Tansen had an idea that if someone sang Raga Megh at the same time when he was singing Raga Deepak, then it would rain and he would not get burnt. He taught his daughter Saraswati and her friend, Rupvati to sing Raga Megh. He told them to begin singing when the lamps start burning.
(ii) Yes, his plan worked. Tansen began to sing. The air became warm. Flames shot up of their own and lighted the lamps. Just then, the two girls started singing Raga Megh. It brought down rain. In this way, Tansen’s life was saved.