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The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga - Question Answer  BA RTMNU University

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RTMNU BA English Semester 2, the lesson The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga is an inspirational lesson and teaches us lesson on courage and hope. Shanti Tigga is the main character in the story who has broken the fixed gender roles for woman in the society.  In this post short summary and question answer of The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga are provided for students to study and learn.

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The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga  Question Answer 

Lesson Details:    


Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University


 B A


Compulsory English




RTMNU BA English Syllabus Semester 2

Name of Lesson

The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga


 Stephen Leacock

Prescribed Text

Alluring Aroma

About Shanti Tigga in brief: 

The lesson 'The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga' is a story of Shanti Tigga, a widower  with 2 children at the age of 35 years who broke a great barrier in the Indian Army by out performing her male counterparts in the physical tests and becoming the first female jawan to join  969 Railway Engineer Regiment of the Indian Army. She made a history at the age of 35. Tigga has earned the distinction of being the first lady jawan in the 1.3 million defence forces.

Lets learn - Question and Answers - The First Woman Jawan  Shanti Tigga

1.       Write about character sketch of Shanti Tigga?

Shanti Tigga was an inspiration and motivation to many woman in India. She became the first female jawan to be recruited into Indian Army. A great barrier broke in the Indian Army with a woman a mother who became the first woman jawan. Shanti Tigga a widow and a mother of two first got job in Railway on compassionate ground as a widow. After joining railways she choose to join Indian Army. Her level of fitness and skill was considered far superior to her male counter parts in army. She was awarded the title of ‘Best Trainee’ during her training at the recruitment camp. Unfortunately her life was brought to an abrupt end and she was found dead on May 13, 2013.

She has become a role model and true inspiration for women across all fields and divisions. Her story is of courage and determination and gives a fresh hope to billion of women across the country. Shanti Tigga taught a lesson of hope, determination, leadership and dedication.

1.       2.    Women in armed forces have to face numerous challenges and struggles?     


Woman in armed forces have to face challenges like getting recruited in permanent commission. Traditionally women were allowed to join the Army as non combat units, like education, legal, ordinance, engineering, signals, intelligence. However these roles were in the capacity of short service commission (SSC) Officers and the woman can work in these roles for a maximum of 14 years. It is only in the medical stream as doctor or nurses and dentists that woman have been getting permanent role.

The second challenge is providing psychological support and counselling. The role in army in combative and non combative forces is challenging and they might feel alone and misguided. So a proper counselling can help woman.

The third challenge is need of social support which is often neglected. Providing social respect may be motivating and inspiring for woman. Lack of motivation and encouragement to woman is also a great challenge. Women in armed force have to face these challenges and struggles.

2.       3.    How did Tigga manage to join the railway and subsequently the Army?

Tigga joined Railways in 2006 on compensatory ground after her husband passed away. She was posted at Chalsa station in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district. She learned about the Territorial; Army Railways and volunteered for it. Tigga was a mother of two children when she joined the Army as the first female jawan. Some of her relatives were in armed forces and that motivated her to become a part of the Army. Tigga prepared hard to clear the physical test. She cleared the test and got selected and became the first woman to join the TA as jawan.

3.       .  4.    What lesson can be learned from the life of Shanti Tigga?

Shanti Tigga is an inspiration and role model for many women across the country as she broke the barriers and stereotypes and through her hard work  and perseverance  succeeded in becoming the first female Indian jawan in TA. She was 3 and a mother of two when she made history by joining Indian Army.Tigga teaches through her life that hard work and determination can lead you to success. No barrier is a barrier and even a impossible looking barrier can be broken with perseverance and hard work. Shanti Tigga faced challenges but she pursued to achieve success in life. She has taught women across country to work hard and achieve dreams. Her life is an inspiration of common women who achieved success through hard work. So Shanti Tigga taught the lesson of hope, hard work, determination and  being focused to achieve success in life to billions of women across the country.

4.      5. What are the roles to which women get appointed in the armed forces? What are   

           the advantages and drawbacks of these roles?

   Traditionally women were allowed to join Army as non –combat units, only Shanti Tigga      became the first woman in India who broke the barrier and joined as female jawan in            Indian Army. Women were recruited in short service commission SSC and they could          work for maximum 14 years. Only in medical stream women would get permanent       commission. Since the early 1990, women have been serving indifferent departments of        the Army such as education, legal, ordinance, engineering, signals, intelligence, air traffic     control.

 The SSC role had an advantage that women could leave after 14 years and be with the     and enjoy social life. She could also serve in any other job in which she could be with the     family. The disadvantage of SSC role is if the women want to serve the Army she cannot     continue and has to leave after a period of 14 years. Even though women are willing they     have no choice to continue. These are the advantages and disadvantages of SSC role in     which women were recruited earlier.

6. When and where was Shanti Tigga posted in her first job?

   Shanti Tigga joined Railways in 2005 on compensatory ground after her husband passed       away, She was posted as apoint man at Chalsa station in West Bengals Jaipaiguri district.

7. When did Shanti Tigga join Territorial Army?

  Shanti Tigga gave the Railway Engineer Regiment of the Territorial Army and in 2011 she    joined TA Railways.

 8. When did the first female cadet batch join the Indian Army?

     The first female cadet batch joined the Indian Army on March 6, 1993 and comprised a         total of 25 cadets.

Conclusion :

The First Woman Jawan -Shanti Tigga is a role model for many aspiring woman who want to achieve their dreams. By reading the question answers on Bulbul Study students can learn to art of answering questions from reading the question and answer and prepare for RTMNU  B A English examination 2023- 2024.

FAQs  on The First Woman Jawan : Need  answers do find them here

1. Is the story The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga in the new syllabus  BA English RTMNU 2023 -2024?

Yes as per the new syllabus of RTMNU BA English Syllabus Semester 2 this short story of The First Woman Jawan Shanti Tigga is included in the syllabus.

2. What was the age of Shanti Tigga when she got her first job at Railways?

Shanti Tigga was a widower, 35 years old having two children when she got job in railways on compassionate grounds.

3. Which year did Indian Army start recruiting female officers?

  The Indian Army started recruiting female officers in the year 1992.

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