Q. 14.3( 73 Votes )
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 with the Portuguese.
(iv) The paders continue to wear a single-piece long 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 in the present times.
Because the Portuguese people reminisced about the loaves of bread famous from the bakers.
Because the bakers were known as Paders and they still exist in the Goan villages.
Because paders still exist in Goan villages.
Because paders wear shirts and trousers which are shorter than full-length ones and longer than half pants.
Because breads and cakes are still an integral part of Goan life.
Because people love eating loaves of bread.
Because baking is still a very profitable business in Goa.
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