Class 10 English Chapter 5 Glimpses of India – A Baker From Goa Summary – First Flight NCERT Solution

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Class 10 English Chapter 5 Glimpses of India – A Baker from Goa Summary

A Baker form Goa’ is a story by Lucio Rodrigues. The author starts the story with remembering his elders telling about the time when there was Portugues rule in Goa. The story is of a baker living in a Goan village. During those time people ate loaves of bread which were made in big furnaces. The bakers known as ‘Paders’ would come to sell these bread in the street and would make a jingle sound with the bamboo. The author remembers the coming of the baker twice in a day.

The maidservants in the author’s house would buy loaves of bread which they ate with tea. During those days, bread was an important part of any occasion especially the sweet bread Bol. The author also described the special attire of the bakers called ‘Kabai’ that was a single piece frock that would reach upto their knees.

The author also mentioned how baking became the most profitable profession among people in Goa. Although, nowadays we may not see these loaves but may sometimes see the furnaces and some bakers carrying of the traditional business of their forefathers.

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