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A Baker from Goa Summary
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A Baker from Goa Summary

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Introduction of A Baker from Goa ➦

A baker from Goa in this chapter Author shares his experience of his childhood when he was in Goa and a baker comes daily to sell bread and so many things are happened with the author. So a baker Goa this chapter is complete a childhood story of the author. So let’s begin this chapter.

What does Author say ➦

The author says Goan village baker play an important role in the society and our elders thinking about old Portuguese day when the Portuguese and their bread are so famous. Those eaters of bread might have disappeared but the bread makers not, bread-making machinery like mixture, the shape size designer are still there. The author says maybe the father is not alive but the son still carries on the family profession. These bakers are, even today known as Pader in goa.

Author childhood story ➦

During the author’s childhood in goa, the baker used to be our friend, partner and guide. He used to come at least twice a day. Once when he comes in the morning to sell and then again in the evening after finishing his breadbasket. Author says the jingling thud of his bamboo woke us up from sleep and we ran to meet the baker. Author goes to the baker for bread bangles which he likes so much and author says sometimes it was sweet bread which so awasome. When the baker comes to sell bread in his one hand he takes a bamboo staff and in another hand he takes a breadbasket.

Role of BAKER in society ➦

Author says Marriage gift is meaningless without the sweet bread known as ‘BOL’ just as a party loses its glamor without bread. Not enough can be said to show how important a baker can be for a village. The lady of the house must prepare sandwiches in the event of her daughter’s engagement. Cakes and Bolinhas are a must for Christmas as well as other festivals. Thus the presence of the baker furnace in the village is so important.

What baker wear ➦

The baker of those days wears knowns dress called ‘KABAI’. It was a single piece long frock reaching down to the knees. In our childhood(author) we saw bakers wearing a shirt and trousers which were shorter than full-length ones longer than half paints. Even today anyone who wears a half pant which reaches just below the knees and people says that he is dressed like a Pader! The baker usually collected his bills at the end of the onths. Monthly accounts used to be recorded on some wall in pencil.

How was the Baker ➦

Baking was a profitable profession in the old days. The baker and his family are never hungry. He and his family and also his servants always looked happy and well to do. Even today any person with a jackfruit-like his body appears is easily compared to a baker. So your a Baker from Goa chapter is completed.


About the Author 

Lucio Rodrigues was the author of A Baker from Goa chapter. Lucio Rodrigues was an outstanding Konkani essayist. An authority on Goan folklore, he contributed several articles in English and Konkani. Besides serving as Professor of English in Bombay and Goa, he was visiting Professor of folklore at Indian University in 1969.


A Baker from Goa Summary
A Baker from Goa Summary

5 ➵ Important lines from( A Baker from Goa chapter)

  1. A baker Goa this chapter is complete a childhood story of the author.
  2. The author goes to the baker for bread bangles which he likes so much and the author says sometimes it was sweet bread of special make.
  3. A marriage gift is meaningless without the sweet bread known as ‘BOL’ just as a party loses its glamor without bread.
  4. The baker of those days wears knowns dress called ‘KABAI’. It was a single piece long frock reaching down to the knees.
  5. The baker his family and also his servants always looked happy and healthy.

5 ➵ The important question for the Board exam(from a baker from Goa chapter)

Question 1:- After reading the story ‘A Baker from Goa”, do you think our traditions, heritage, values, and practices are the roots that nourish us? Why/why not? [CBSE 2015]

Answer:- ‘A Baker from Goa’ highlights the importance of the traditional practice of making bread for every occasion and festival of the Goan people. This tradition continues even today. This shows how our traditional practices can keep us to our past and heritage.
Traditional values shape our personality and also provide us emotional support. They enable us to face difficult situations and makes us mentally strong. Traditional practices also have an impact on our behavioral pattern towards the other people in society.

Question 2:- ‘During our childhood in Goa, the baker used to be our friend, companion, and guide.’ What does this statement imply in relation to the character of the baker?

Answer:- This statement tells us that the baker was a very respected person in the Goan society because he would guide the children about good behavior (when he mildly rebuked them for peeping into his basket and giving respect to the elders (when he wished “Good morning” to the lady of the house) etc. He was very informal with the children and so the author
considered him as a friend and companion. He was not simply a vendor interested in selling what he made. Thus, he was an important character in the Goan society of those days.

Question 3:- How did the baker make his entry?

Answer:- The baker used to enter with the Jingling sound of his specially made bamboo staff. His one hand supported the basket on his head and the other banged the bamboo on the ground.

Question 4:- Where did the baker record his accounts? [CBSE 2016]

Answer:- The baker recorded his accounts on some wall in pencil.

Question 5:- How do we get to know that the makers of bread still exist?

Answer:- The narrator states that the eaters of loaves might have vanished but the makers are still there. He further says that those age old, time tested furnaces still exist and the fire in the furnaces had not yet been extinguished.

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5 ➵ Simple question for you(a baker from Goa chapter)

  1. What was there in the baker basket?
  2. Sweet bread is known as______?
  3. How many times Baker come to sell his bread?
  4. What is Pader?
  5. Baking was a __________ profession in the old days.

I hope you like the A Baker from Goa chapter Summary and also you can read the important questions for your CBSE board exam(above). And please share this article with your friends. And also you can comment below on what you want to improve in this article. THANK YOU FOR READING A BAKER FROM GOA CHAPTER SUMMARY.

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