Mini was a chatty girl and liked to talk all day long.
Mini’s father’s conversation with Mini was often feisty.
Similar to love is the theme of waiting. Many of the characters are waiting for events that will most likely have surprising end. The young protagonists, both Mini and Rabiya are often waiting for the Kabuliwala who abandoned them to come back, but the fathers rarely return. The deserted Kabuliwala also is also waiting for the return of their daughter. Most wait for years, never to see their wishes again. For the characters in Tagore’s story Kabuliwala, life is disappointing and unfulfilled, with little hope for the future. But finally the little hope survives and Tagore’s Kabuliwala returns to his homeland.