THE Tiger King-Question and Answer
the chief astrologer react to the tiger king’s question about the manner of his
death? How did the tiger king take it?
When the baby barely ten days old opens its lips in speech the chief astrologer
was wonderstruck. He thought it to be incredible that the baby raised an
intelligent question –to know about the manner of his death. The astrologer
told that the prince was born in the hour of the bull. The bull and tiger are
enemies. Therefore, death to him shall come from the Tiger. The tiger king
growled, “Let tigers be ware!”
was it celebration time for all the tigers inhabiting Pratibandapuram?
There was a celebration time for all the tigers inhabiting Pratibandapuram
because the state banned tiger hunting by any one
except the Maharaja and a proclamation was issued to the effect that if any one
dared to fling a stone at a tiger, all his wealth and property would be
did the Maharaja do when he stood in danger of losing his kingdom in refusing
the British officer permission for tiger hunting?
The Maharaja obtained some fifty expensive diamond rings of different designs
from a British Jewellery Company in Calcutta and send
them to the British officer’s good lady expecting her to choose one or two
rings and send the rest back. But she kept all the rings and thanked the
Maharaja for the gift. This cost the Maharaja three lakh rupees; but his kingdom
plan did the Maharaja think of to fulfill his vow to kill hundred tigers after
the tiger population became extinct in his state?
the tiger population became extinct in his state the Maharaja planned to marry
a girl of royal family of a native state with a large tiger population so that
he would kill the remaining thirty tigers in the sate
of his father –in-law when he visits that.
caused the death of the Maharaja?
The prophecy of the chief astrologer came true. A toy-wooden tiger-the
hundredth tiger killed the Maharaja. The silver quill on the wooden tiger
pierced his hand when he was plying with it on the
crown prince’s third birthday. It caused a suppurating sore that spread all
over the arm. He was operated but die
are the microscopic phytoplanktons?
How are they important in the food chain and photosynthesis?
The microscopic phytoplanktons are the grasses of the
sea, which nourish and sustain the entire South Ocean’s food chain. These
single- celled plants use the Sun’s energy to assimilate carbon and synthesise organic compounds in the important process
was the best epiphany that occurred in the Antarctic journey?
Their vessel got wedged into a thick ice-stretch. The captain decided to turn
around and instructed them to walk on the ocean. While walking on the ocean
they saw underneath their feet 180 metres of living,
breathing salt water. Crab eater seals stretching and sunning themselves on the
ice floes like stray dogs under a banyan tree. It was the best epiphany.