Q. 34.2( 118 Votes )
Who invites the comment- “he is dressed like a pader”? Why?
Any person who would be seen dressed in half pants which were short and reached just below the knees-invited the comment that “he is dressed like a pader.” This was because bakers (known as pader) wore such an uncommon dress which gave them a different look all together.
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(iii)Dhurri (rug) weaving
(vi) Bamboo weaving
(vii) Making jute products
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Tick the right answer. What is the tone of the author when he says the following?
(i) The thud and the jingle of the traditional baker’s bamboo can still be heard in some places. (Nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
(ii) Maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. (Nostalgic, hopeful, sad)
(iii) I still recall the typical fragrance of those loaves. (Nostalgic, hopeful, naughty)
(iv) The tiger never brushed his teeth. Hot tea could wash and clean up everything so nicely, after all. (Naughty, angry, funny)
(v) Cakes and bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals.
(Sad, hopeful, matter-of-fact)
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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.
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What did the bakers wear: (i) in the Portuguese days? (ii) When the author was young?NCERT - First Flight
Who invites the comment- “he is dressed like a pader”? Why?NCERT - First Flight