Monday, 28 May 2012

10th class -cbse english(NCERT BOOK-First Flight)(long answers) chapter-7 (Glimpses of India-A Baker from Goa)(Lucio Rodrigues)

Answer following questions in about 100 words.

Q1) Give a pen-portrait of a traditional Goan village baker.
 Ans1)There is a deep impact of Portuguese culture on Goan life. The baker is also a part of this culture. They are known as “pader “in Goa. When author was child, one could see the tradition baker in the village. He used to be friend of children. He visited the house twice a day.  Children arose with the sound of thud and jingle of the bamboo in the morning. They would run to greet him. Children were fond of sweet bread and the bread bangles. The ladies of the house bought the bread. Bakers were professional and it was a family business. It was a profitable business and most of the bakers were plump. They have their peculiar traditional dress. Today this profession has modernized, but bakers and bakeries are common sights in rural Goa.

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