What do you think the father does for a living in the poem Father Returning Home? How can you tell?

QuestionsWhat do you think the father does for a living in the poem Father Returning Home? How can you tell?
deepa asked 8 months ago

What do you think is the speaker’s father’s occupation in Dilip Chitre’s poem “Father Returning Home”?

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 8 months ago

From the poem itself it is almost impossible to confirm what the father does for a living. But one can guess that he does something related to books from the line “his bag stuffed with books is falling apart”. So it may be selling books, publishing, or even teaching. 
 
But the poem is rather autobiographical. The poet’s father Purushottam Chitre was a literary enthusiast and used to publish a highly regarded periodical Abhiruchi.

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