A street hawker | Essay | Composition

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A street hawker | Essay | Composition
A street hawker | Essay | Composition


A street hawker is a familiar face in Bangladesh. He is an active man and earns his livelihood by hard labour. He sells different household (গৃহস্থলী) items. 

Where Seen

We usually see a street hawker selling his goods in the streets. Sometimes, he sits on the footpath or on the sides of a big road with his commodities (পণ্য). He is also seen in the junction (সংযোগস্থল) of big roads, bus stops, bus and train stations, launch terminals and other places of public gathering (জনসমাগম). Some hawkers go from door to door of the residential houses. 

Description of a Street Hawker

A street hawker is a poor man but he is not a beggar. He is self-employed. He earns his diving by dint of (মাধ্যমে) hard labour. The hawkers in our streets are a symbol of relentless (ক্রমাগত) struggle (সংগ্রাম) and dignified (মর্যাদাপূর্ণ) hard labour. They have very little capital and sell all types of cheap commodities of everyday use such as utensils (হাঁড়ি-পাতিল), cloth, used clothing (ব্যবহৃত পােষাক), used shoes, vegetables, fruits, readymade garments, towels, toys, curd (দধি), sweetmeats, ice-cream, tea, handmade cakes, children’s books, handicrafts (হস্তশিল্প), earthen goods, stationery goods, and products of collage industries. They carry their goods in push carts (ঠেলাগাড়ি), rickshaw vans or on their shoulders. A street hawker puts on cheap clothing such as a lungi and a shirt or fatua and bears a gamsa (local towel) on his shoulder to wipe perspiration (ঘাম). A street hawker usually lives in slums (বস্তি) in extreme poverty.

Nature of street hawkers

The street hawkers are usually good by nature. They work pretty hard to earn their livelihood, but some of the hawkers are much clever and deceive simple people, especially the women and children by collecting much higher prices for defective (ত্রুটিপূর্ণ) or low-quality (নিন্মমানের) goods. 

Position in the Society

A street hawker does not have a high position in society. He is very poor. With the money he earns, he can barely (কোনমতে) keep body and soul together (বেঁচে থাকা). But his work is not abominable (ঘৃণ্য). It is full of the dignity of labour. 


A hawker’s life is full of vulnerability (বিপদের ঝুঁকি ). In towns, he has to pay toll (চাঁদা) to the extortionists (চাঁদাবাজ) and sometimes to the police. During the rainy season, it becomes very difficult for him to earn money. Then he has to lead a miserable (দুর্দশাযুক্ত) life. So, it is necessary to rehabilitate (পূর্ণবাসন) them and provide social security (সামাজিক নিরাপত্তা) for them.

 এই রকম আরও তথ্য পেতে আমাদের ফেসবুক পেজে লাইক দিয়ে যুক্ত থাকুন। এর পাশাপাশি গুগল নিউজে আমাদের ফলো করুন। 


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