NCERT English Class 10 Chapter 11 Glimpses of India CBSE Board Sample Problems Short Answer

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When would the baker come every day? Why did the children run to meet him?


  • The baker came twice every day, once when he set out in the morning on his selling round, and then again, when he returned after emptying his huge basket.

  • The children ran to meet him not because of their love of the loaf, which was bought by the maid-servant of the house.

  • They actually longed for the bread-bangles, which they chose carefully.

  • Sometimes, it was a sweet bread of special make.


Who invites the comment — “he is dressed like a pader”? Why?


  • Anyone who wears a half-pant which reaches just below the knees invites the comment that “he is dressed like a pader”.

  • This was so because the bakers were known as pader and they wore such half pants.


What does a ‘jackfruit-Like appearance’ mean?


  • A ‘jackfruit-like appearance’ means a plump physique.

  • Such a physique was linked to the bakers because they never starved.

  • Baking was a profitable profession.

  • The baker, his family, and his servants always looked happy and prosperous and had a ‘jackfruit-like appearance’.


What is the story about the Kodavu people’s descent?


  • It is believed that Kodavu people are of Arabic origin.

  • It is said that some of Alexander’s armymen moved to south and settled there.

  • Their costume, martial practices and marriage rituals also point to the fact that they are from Arabic origin.