Q1. Write in your own words two or more sentences of what you understand by the word marginalisation?


  • The word marginalisation refers to a situation in which an individual or a group of individuals is deprived of certain privileges.
  • Economic, social, cultural and political factors are responsible for marginalisation.

Q2. List two reasons why adivasis are becoming increasingly marginalised.


  • Adivasis love to lead their life in their own way.
  • They usually resist changes or new ideas.

Q3. Write one reason why you think the constitution’s safeguards to protect minority communities are very important.

Ans.  The constitution’s safeguards to protect because they are numerically small in relation to the rest of the population.

Q4. Reread the section on minorities and marginalisation. What do you understand by the term minority?

Ans. The term minority refers to the communities which are numerically small in relation to the rest of the population. 

Q8. Would you agree with the statement that economic and social marginalisation are interlinked? Why?

Ans. Yes, i do agree with the statement because economic condition of a man affects his social status.