Short Story Summary “Kabuliwala” by Tagore is a tale of heart-rending friendship between a 5-year-old Bengali girl Minnie and an Afghan moneylender, Abdur. In Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore we have the theme of connection, love, escape, trust, friendship, sadness and charity. Taken from his. 1. Kabuliwala. Rabindranath Tagore. Translated by Mohammad A. Quayum. My five-year old.

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Facebook Twitter Email Print. The main theme of this story is filial love-the deep love that fathers have for their children. Rehman and kabbuliwala others, is a quintessential Khan Kothi. But if we are patient with people and try to understand their situations and problems then we can find some common ground. She also stopped paying Kabuliwala for kabuliwwla goods. Kabuliwala obliged but while leaving offered some raisins for Minnie.

Rahamat, who is a hawker of dry fruits and shawls from Kabul, frequents the Bengali locales where Minnie and her family reside.

Their native place, its language and culture are important even to the young generation, born and brought up in India. Cushions and pillows kaubliwala piled along the walls. After Independence, as formal trade between the countries opened, the Kabuliwalas found their market for dry fruits and hing shrinking.

Most came to sell Hing or dry fruits, or were moneylender. The other reason is because an increasing number of them are getting cheated by their clients.

125 years of Tagore’s Kabuliwala: Here’s what life is like for the community today

In a way, they could sympathize with the plight of another parent longing for his long-separated daughter. The meal ends with generous dollops of curd being added to the shorba, followed by green tea. The Maidan is also where the Khans meet to celebrate Eid in the traditional Afghani way every year.


Early life Middle years Political views. Poulomi Banerjee Hindustan Times. There are seven-eight garment shops belonging to the Kabuliwalas in the Nakhoda Masjid area. During the trial, he confessed to killing the man even after being advised against it by his lawyer. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. But things have changed for the Kabuliwala.

The story is of a Pashtun merchant from Kabulwho comes to Calcutta present day KolkataIndia each year for selling dry-fruits and while living in India he becomes friends with a five-year-old girl Mini from a middle-class tgaore family Theme [ edit ] The main theme of this story is filial love-the deep love that fathers have for their children. They are also faced with difficult choices like us.

There are over Khan Kothis spread across the city – bachelor pads – where these Pathans live with others of their communities. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Kabuliwala is a Bengali short story written by Rabindranath Tagore in The tiff started due to non-payment of a Rampuri shawl that the Kabuliwala sold to the customer. The Sitting Bee, 14 Feb. Rahmat narrated stories of his homeland to Minnie and the young girl happily returned the warmth with her own innocent tales and playfulness.

He knows that Rahman has a daughter and he knows kabuliwalaa it is better for him to visit his daughter. Have you read these? The judge decided to reduce his punishment to years imprisonment tagoore being impressed by his honesty.

The Dastarkhwan is spread over the carpet and big rotis are put in front of each. A young man coming out of one of the two flats on the ground floor gestures towards the door next to his own house as the one where the Kabuliwalas live.

But what is life in Kolkata like for the community today? He started calling Minnie as Khuki a child. They just want to visit, meet family members living there and may be, marry an Afghan girl.


Short Story Analysis: Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore – The Sitting Bee

A life that reader knows Rahman very much enjoyed. The life he had previously lived in Calcutta is no more. The Cult of the Charkha. But the Khans look with suspicion at anyone who asks them about their antecedent or tries to photograph.

Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore

She would have kauliwala a grown woman like Minnie. Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. Rahman though he may have attacked a man with a knife over an unpaid debt has never brought any danger to Mini or her family.

But even those with an Indian birth certificate and Aadhar card say it is difficult getting a passport. They would run tayore if they saw a Kabuliwala kabupiwala. The sorry state of captive elephants in India. To make kabulowala more comfortable Rahmat offered some dry fruits to Minnie.

Dadgul Khan, one of the Kabuliwalas, at home in Kolkata. Dinner at the Khans is a traditional meal. They sell intricately embroidered silks and velvets, fabrics for Pathani suits and turbans that sometimes brought in from Afghanistan or Indian weaves that are taken from here to Kabul. Two huge bowls of gosht shorba are kept, into which the Kabuliwalas dip their roti. Works by Rabindranath Tagore Indian short stories Short stories adapted into films.

One of them is owned by Sher Khan. Like most Kabuliwalas, Rehman is a moneylender by profession. Bruised, starved and sick: There is also an element of trust in the story.

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