The Kabuliwala is an Afghan Vendor, who comes every year from far-off Afghanistan to sell his ferrying items to India. He was also a father of a daughter, much like the narrator's (an aristocratic Bengali novelist's) daughter Mini.He developed a very close friendship with her. He regularly had stock conversations & jokes with her. He won Mini's childish heart by giving he various items for free, to her. He was jailed for stabbing an unconfessing debtor, and was jailed for twelve years-when the narrator freed him from prison.He was a very intent listener, for he always listened to Mini's constant chattering.
On his first meeting with the narrator and Mini, he talked about various topics with him.
(Refer Workbook on ICSE Short Stories by Beeta Publications.)