2 May 1. Kabuliwala. Rabindranath Tagore. Translated by Mohammad A. Quayum. My five-year old. Short Story “Kabuliwala” by Tagore is a tale of heart-rending friendship between a 5-year-old Bengali girl Minnie and an Afghan moneylender, Abdur Rahman or . Kabuliwala is a short story by Rabindranath Tagore about a relationship between a man and his family and a street trader, a “peddler” or kabuliwala in its native.

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Who does not judge another person by their past. The little girl he once knew stands in front of him as a bride-to-be. Time is shown to have a deteriorating effect on relationships in “Kabuliwala.

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

Kabuliwala was taken aback to see a girl he could not recognize and struggled to cope with the reality of the time he lost while imprisoned. DurgaS Basically a housewife, labuliwala one who loves to write. Retrieved from ” https: Tagore family Dwarkanath Ramanath Debendranath. The narrator of Kabuliwala is a writer himself, who talks about his gagore, five-year old daughter Mini, for whom being quiet is “unnatural. However, Tagore suggests that time’s effect is not insurmountable.

As the years pass and the kabuliwala is forgotten, arrangements are made for Mini’s marriage. In a way, they could sympathize with the plight of another parent longing for rabindranatn long-separated daughter. To make her more comfortable Rahmat offered some dry fruits to Minnie. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. A hardcore introvert, with a volcano of words inside.


Rahmat narrated stories of his homeland to Minnie and the young girl happily returned the warmth with her own innocent tales and playfulness. They are also faced with difficult choices like us. It also permanently alters the relationship that Tagore has with his child. It is kbauliwala instant where a new emotional connection can offset time’s debilitating touch.

There is solace for the narrator when he considers that “a long lost father met again with his only child. This version of Kabuliwala is a treat to watch. He is unaware that it is her marriage day.

As a result, human emotion can withstand the pressures of time’s touch. Tagore notes that the Kabuliwala’s connection his daughter motivated his friendship with Mini: Elaborate on this statement with close reference to the story.

What happens in Tagore’s Kabuliwala?

But as he approached closer she got startled and ran back inside. You Might Also Like. Often, it is easier to side with our fears and suspect someone who is not like us.

Bhanusimha Thakurer Padabali Gitanjali Kabuliwala obliged but while leaving offered tagoore raisins kkabuliwala Minnie. Facebook Twitter Email Print. The story beautifully ties a bond of mutual affection and the unconventional relationship between the two. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail.

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 tzgore friends with a five-year-old girl Mini from a middle-class aristocratic family. There is also a sense that Mini does not recognise Rahman.


The Cult of the Charkha. The narrator recognizes his own blessings and, despite having to make some adjustments to the wedding festivities, he gives the kabuliwala some money, urging him to go home to his own daughter.

Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore exhibition book Rabindra Chitravali book. He at all times has been polite and good-natured when it comes to his engagement with Mini and her family.

However, the rabinrranath recognizes this special relationship and allows his daughter to enjoy the kabuliwala’s company whenever he visits. He knows that Rahman has a daughter and he knows that it is better for him to visit his daughter. During the trial, he confessed to killing the man even after being advised against it by his lawyer. Basically a housewife, but one who loves to write.

Particularly when it comes to Rahman who has something that he can teach Mini.