In traditional Indian Hindu society, going barefoot is of prime importance. One way both rulers and ordinary folk pay respect to the temple deities is by approaching barefoot, a sign of respect, humility and submissiveness. Going barefoot also signifies respect for the earth upon which people walk.
What explanations are given for them being barefoot?
Answer: One explanation offered by the author is that it is a tradition to stay barefoot. It is not lack of money. He wonders if this is only an excuse to explain away a perpetual state of poverty. He also remembers the story of a poor body who prayed to the goddess for a pair of shoes.
The author disagrees with the usual explanation that is offered about it being a tradition in India to walk barefoot. She feels this is only an excuse for lack of money. They live in ‘a perpetual state of poverty’.
What was the reason of Saheb’s moving barefoot?
Saheb tells the author that he was not wearing shoes because his mother did not bring them down from the shelf. However, the real reason to stay barefoot was poverty. Saheb could not afford to buy shoes.
What does Mukesh grandmother say about her husband?
The grandmother of Mukesh laments that her husband became blind with the dust of polishing bangles. Her son could teach his sons only the bangle making. She says, ‘It is his Karam, his destiny. He cannot go beyond the god, given lineage’.
Who will be hauled by the police if they try to get organized?
“Even if we get organized, we are the ones who will be hauled up by the police , beaten and dragged to jail for doing something illegal .” a.
Is it rude to ask guests to remove their shoes?
In response to a reader inquiry, the experts at Architectural Digest said yes, it’s totally fine to ask guests to remove their shoes, but it may be best to warn guests before they even come over.
Is it rude to wear shoes in someone’s house in Japan?
When you enter someone’s home in Japan, you are expected to take off your shoes. This is connected to the Japanese culture of cleanliness. The outside is seen as dirty, and the inside should be kept clean, so wearing your outdoor shoes indoors is a big taboo.
What explanation does Saheb give for not wearing Chappals?
Once Saheb gets a pair of tennis shoes with a hole. He wears it and does not mind any other thing. Lack of money is the real cause of not wearing footwear.
What is Mukesh dream?
Answer: Mukesh’s dream is to become a motor-mechanic. It is no doubt difficult for Mukesh to achieve his dream, as he is torn between his desires and his family tradition, which he cannot escape. Besides, he has to face a number of obstacles in the form of sahukars, middlemen, bureaucrats, law makers, politicians etc.
What forces the children to live a life of exploitation?
Answer: poverty, lack of education, awareness about their rights, parents carelessness…
How was Saheb’s life at the tea stall?
Saheb was a rag-picker. By chance he got a job to work at the tea stall down the road. There he was paid 800 rupees and all his meals. But his face lost his care free look.