Who sells expensive board games in the poem ‘In the Bazaars of Hyderabad’ by Sarojini Naidu? What indicates they are expensive?
What do the wares sold by the peddlers — chessman and ivory dice — suggest about indian society?
- The pedlars are selling those expensive board games, the chessmen and the ivory dice.
- The dices are made of ivory. That certainly makes them expensive.
- The expensive board games suggest that some wealthy people like kings and nawabs had a lot of leisure hours and they enjoyed spending those hours by playing chess. Moreover, it represents their luxurious lifestyle, immense wealth of the city and the rich cultural tradition of the place.