into rich family
Father cannot pay
Troubles for the
“Shastras”/traditions vs. Bride's family vs.
Modern thinking Husband’s family (in-
Nobility (Raybahadur) laws)
vs. commoners Son-father dynamic vs.
Younger generation daughter-father
(Nirupama and Groom) dynamic
vs. Older generation Value of a daughter vs.
(Ramsunder and value of a son
Raybahadur) Rights of the
Honor/Pride vs. Daughter’s parents vs.
Dishonor/Disgrace rights of the In-laws
payment of dowry
In Between The Lines
What do you think of the attitudes of Ramsunder’s
sons towards him?
Do you think the consequences befitted
Ramsunder’s, because he knew he could not afford
How does Tagore's use of contrast complement the
major themes mentioned within Profit and Loss?
What message does Tagore try to emphasize
through the passive actions of the groom?
Why is Nirumpama’s role in Tagore’s message(s)?
Why do the servants act hostile to Ramsunder, even
though he is in a higher caste than them?