A Baker From Goa || Questions And Answers || Summary || CHAPTER 7th


A Baker From Goa:-

A Baker From Goa
A Baker From Goa


This is a pen Portrait of a traditional Goa village Baker and his position in society.

Elders fondly remember good old what you gives Portuguese and their famous loves of bread crust of the Portuguese have left but some Bakers have stayback. Day still use the traditional farnance to back to back Brad and cake.

The writer remembers his childhood. Who used to be dear friend companion and I would come to Saturday. When you started his health in the morning and all his return when he has sold everything in the basket. Hi first deliverd the bread to the servant. Then the children of the household crowd around his basket to choose the bread bangles are the sweet bread of special make. Without dressing their teeth they would eat the bread and drink hot tea.

A baker had an important place in the village life. Marrige gifts where Meaning less without ball or sweet bread comma cakes and bowlinihas at Christmas and other festival.

In all day the bekar used to wear peciluar dress Kavya single piece long frock reaching down the knees later the started wearing assault and trousers which were longer than the shorts and shorter then the full leanth.

The baker used to be prosperous . they their families and servent never started. Their plump phisyque was a tastimony of there prosprity and good income.


Q-1- How did the children regard A baker In there childhood ?

Ans-The children India childhood regarded the Baker as there friend company and guide.

Q-2- When did the bekar come the second time?

Ans- The baker came their childhood , regarded the baker as their friend companion the guide

Q.3. What made the children wake up from sleep ?

Ans. The jingling thud of the baker’s bamboo woke up the children.

Q.4. What did the children long for ?

Ans. The children longed for the bread-bangles.

Q.5. Which word in the passage means the same as ‘wished for very much/desired earnestly’?

Ans. The word ‘longed for’ means ‘wished for very much/desired earnestly.

Q.6. How the baker greet the lady of the house ?

Ans. The baker greeted the lady of the house with “Good Morning” and then placed his basket on the vertical bamboo.

Q.7. What would kids do to keep into the basket of the baker?

Ans. The kids would climb a bench or the parapet to beep into the basket if there were bangles for the children.

Q.8. What does the narrator still recall?

Ans. The narrator still recalls the typical fragrance of those loaves.

Q.9. Which word in the passage means the same as an expression of disapproval ?

Ans. The word ‘rebuke’ means ‘an expression of disapproval’.

Q.10. Who had pleasantly fat body ?

Ans. The baker, his family and his servants had the pleasantly fat body.


Q.1. What are the elders in Goa nostalgic about ?

Ans. In Goa, the elders are nostalgic about the good old Portuguese day, the Portuguess and their famous loaves of bread.

Q.2. Is bread making still popular in Goa? How do you know ?

Ans. Bread making is still popular in Goa as the makers are still there. these are the mixers, the moulders and those who bake the loaves. they still have the age old time tested furnaces which still have the fire. maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession.

Q.3. What is the baker called ?

Ans. The baker is called ‘Pader’ in Goa.

Q.4. When would the baker come everyday? Why did the children run to meet him ?

Ans. He wold come twice a day. the children ran to meet him not for loaves of bread but ‘bread-bangles’.

Q.5. What did the bakers wear (i) in the Portuguese day (ii) when the author was young ?

Ans. (i) in the Portuguese days, the bakers usually wore a peculiar dress known as the Kabai. It was a single piece long frock reaching down to the knees.

(ii) When the author was young, the bakers used to wear a shirt and trousers which were shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.

Q.6. Who invites the comments-‘he is Dressed like a pader’?

Ans. Anyone who wears a half pant which reaches just below the knees invites wear such type of dress.

Q.7. Where were the monthly accounts of teh baker records ?

Ans. The monthly accounts of teh baker were recorded on some wall in pencil.

Q.8. What does ‘a jackfruit like appearance’ mean ?

Ans. ” A jackfruit like appearance” means a plump physique.

Q.9. Is bread an important part of Goan life ? How do you know this ?

Ans. Bread is an important part of Goan life. Marriage gifts are meaningless, party or a feast loses its charm without bread. Sandwiches are important for daughter’s engagement. it is also evident by that the lovers of bread might have vanished but he makers are still there.

Q.10. Which of these statements are correct ?

(i) The pader was an important person in the village in old times.

(ii) Paders still exist in Goan villages.

(iii) The paders went away withthe Portuguese.

(iv) The paders continue to wear a single-piece ling frock.

(v) Bread and cakes were an integral part of Goan life in the old days.

(vi) Traditional bread-baking is still a very profitable business.

(vii) Paders and their families starve int eh present times.

Ans. (i) True, (ii) True, (iii) False, (iv) False, (v) True, (vi) True, (vii) False.


Q-1- Given a pen – portrit of a goan village baker ?

Ans- INTRODUCTION :- A gaon village baker has an important place an his socity.

HIS DRESS :- The baker or bread sellar had a peculiar dress known as the kabai . it was a single piece long frock reaching down to the knees.

HIS BEHAVIOUR :- The Baker made his musical Entry on the scean with the sound of his specially made by staff he would great the lady of the house with good morning the Baker was till dawn’s friend companion and guide they broad the Baker all we are happy with the presence of the Baker.

CONCLUSION :- The bekar looked happy and prosperous. He had a jackfruit like physical appearance.

Q-2- In groups collected information on how big bakeries back bread and how the process has changed over time?

Ans- The students will make a request and arrange the visit to any boring bakkery unit they will collect the information and Jordan the points involve in the different process. Then they will present it in a class in the shape of a paragraph seems everything is automatic full stop the man is only 200 machinery and not its proper functioning.

  • Local bakeries are being replaced by big factors. Also people like branded products from request films factories.
  • No need to have expert mixer or moulder set formula of recipes are there.
  • Call word furnace have been replaced by electric furnaces so pollution is minimised.

Q-3- There are a namber of craft best proffisien which are daying out. pick one of the crafts below . Make a group presenitation to the class about the skills requierd , and the possible reason for the decline of the crafts. Can you thinks of ways to recieve these crafts ?

(1) Pottery (2) Carpenttry (3) Batik work

(4) Bamboo weaving (5) Handloom

Ans- Not only the above mention craft based profession are disining but also so many others have come to stand still. It is because the modern innovations and techniques are so advance that the ancient are very costly time labourers ancient complicated and tensed.

for the revevel of any crafts much defends on the policies of the goverment. It wwas a matter of worth understanding as to who will use the traditional modes when he was getting more accurate , less costly item in the twinkling of an eye.

For individual crafrt you can surf the internet . however some common points / hints for all the crafts are given below :

A Baker From Goa Summary In Hindi

यह एक पारंपरिक गोवा के गांव के ब्रेड पाव बनाने वाले का शब्द चित्र है जिसका अभी उसके समाज में महत्वपूर्ण स्थान है हमारे बुजुर्ग अपने पुरानी अच्छे पुर्तगाली तीनों की पुर्तगालियों की और उनके मशहूर पांव के टुकड़ों की प्रशंसा से चर्चा करते हुए सुनाई पड़ते हैं उन पाव टुकड़ों को खाने वाले चाहे अब न रहे हो किंतु वह बनाने वाले अभी भी वहां हैं हमारे बीच अब भी सामान मिलाने वाले सांचे में डालने वाले और टुकड़ों को पकाने वाले मौजूद हैं भट्टी की आग अब तक बुझी नहीं है पारंपरिक पाव बनाने वालों की लट्ठों कि थब थब और छनछन आहट जो कि सुबह उनके आगमन का संकेत देती थी अब भी कई स्थानों पर सुनी जा सकती है शायद पिता जीवित नहीं है किंतु बेटा अब भी परिवार की धंधे को आगे बढ़ा रहा है इन पाव बनाने वालों को आज भी गोवा में पैडर नाम से जाना जाता है।

गोवा में हमारी बचपन में पाव बनाने वाला हमारा दोस्त साथी और मार्गदर्शक होता था वह दिन में कम से कम 2 बार आया करता था एक बार सुबह जब वह अपनी बेटी टोकरी लेकर निकलता और फिर दोबारा जब शाम को वह अपनी बड़ी सी टोकरी खाली करके वापस आता उसके बांस की छन-छन आती हुई अब था अब हमें नींद से उठा देती और हम उससे मिलने और उसका सत्कार करने भागती ऐसा क्यों था क्या ऐसा पांव के टुकड़े के प्रेम के कारण था बिल्कुल नहीं पाऊं के टुकड़े तो किसी पास्किन या वास्त इन नामक घर की नौकरानी द्वारा खरीदी जाती थी हम तो जो चाहते थे वह होती थी ब्रेड रोटी बैंगल्स जो हम बहुत ध्यान पूर्वक चुनते थे कभी-कभी वह विशेष प्रकार से बनी मीठी डबल रोटी होती थी।

पाव वाला अपने विशेष बने पांच की जंग जंग आवाज के साथ दृष्टि पटल पर संगीत के साथ प्रवेश करता था एक हाथ उसकी सिर की कटोरी को सहारा दे रहा था और दूसरा बांस को फर्श पर बजा रहा था वह घर की महिला का नमस्ते से सत्कार करता और फिर अपनी टोकरी सीधे खड़े बांस पर टिका देता हम बच्चों को एक हल्की डांट के साथ एक और धकेल दिया जाता और घर के नौकर को पाव दे दे जाती लेकिन हम भी नहीं मानती थी हम एक बेंच या मुंडेर पर चढ़ जाती और टोकरी में किसी प्रकार झांकती मुझे अभी भी उन पाव की अलग सी मीठी खुशबू याद है पाव के टुकड़े बड़ों के लिए और छल्ले बच्चों के लिए उस समय हम अपने दांत मांजने और मौत होने तक की परवाह नहीं करते थे और करते भी क्यों कौन आम के पत्तों को दांतो की ब्रश बनाने के लिए तोड़ने की परेशानी मोहल्ले शेर ने कभी अपने दांत साफ नहीं किए गरम चाय आखिरकार सब कुछ अच्छी तरह से दो और साफ कर देगी।

विवाह के उपहार मीठी डबल रोटी जिसे बोल सकते हैं कि बिना अर्थहीन है उसी प्रकार कोई भी प्रति भोज याद दावत डबल रोटी के बिना अपना मजा खो देती है घर की महिला को अपनी बेटी की सगाई के अवसर पर सैंडविच बनाना जरूरी होता है कि एक और बोलिन्हास क्रिसमस और दूसरे प्रभु पर जरूरी है इस कारण एक गांव में पाव बनाने वाले की भट्टी का होना अति अनिवार्य है एक पाव बनाने वाला यह डबल रोटी बेचने वाला उन दिनों कुछ अलग ढंग की वेशभूषा धारण करते थे जिसे कब आए कहते थे वह एक ही टुकड़े की लंबी फ्रॉक होती थी जो घुटने तक लंबी होती थी अपने बचपन में हम पाव बनाने वालों को एक कमीज और ऐसी पेंट पहने हुए देखते थे जो कि पतलून की पूरी लंबाई से छोटी और लेकर से लंबी होती थी आज भी यदि कोई ऐसा निकर पहने जो कि को टर्न तक लंबा हो तो उसे कहा जाता है कि वह पेडर की तरह तैयार हुआ है।

पाव बनाने वाला अधिकांश अपने बिल माह के अंत में इकट्ठा करता था महीने का हिसाब किसी दीवार पर पेंसिल से अंकित किया जाता था पुराने दिनों में पाव बनाना लाभ का सौदा होता था पाव बनाने वाला और उसका परिवार कभी भूखा नहीं रहता था वह उसका परिवार और उसके नौकर सदैव प्रसन्न और संपन्न नजर आते थे उनका गतराया हुआ शरीर इस बात का खुला प्रमाण था आज भी किसी व्यक्ति की कटहल जैसी शारीरिक छवि की आसानी से पाव बनाने वाली से तुलना की जाती है।

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