Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lake and River Scouts in Kashmir, 1926

The free book uploaded this month for SearchKashmir Free Book project is a school report published by Church Missionary Society for year 1926 and titled 'Lake and River Scouts in Kashmir'. From the work, it seems there were other such reports too that covered other Biscoe lead activities in Kashmir.


There are details of number of people saved by the students from drowning, details about the way girls wing of C.M.S. school was proceeding (with emphasis on the school in Anantnag) and funding details of the institution (not surprisingly a lot of Pandit are there in the list of donors and receptors of . Interestingly, the funding from West was to suffer when the World War 2 started). Then there are some stories that are presented as lessons for others.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Kashmir Village Life, 1959 by M.S. Randhawa

Guest post by Man Mohan Munshi Ji. 

Photographs of Kashmir by M.S. Randhawa for his 'Farmers of India' series. These are from Volume 1 (1959) that covered Northern India.

A Kashmiri Muslim mother with child

A Kashmiri Muslim Girl
Kashmiri woman pounding rice

A village family taking tea

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A village family enjoying Gae'r (Singadas/ water chestnuts)

An elderly Kashmiri Muslim couple

Kashmiri Muslim village children

A Kashmiri farmer ploughing his fields

Thrashing Paddy

A typical Village

Houses in a prosperous village

A Kashmiri Pandit farmers's house
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Khyn Kadin

Yak mashid'e do darwazah;
Ao miyan trao potasah.

One mosque (with) two doors;
Come, sire, and bang on it.

Ans: Khyn Kadin, to blow one's now. (native fashion)


Sari, sari ayekhai, Padmani, ratit dyutmai dab.

O Padman, you came by way of the lake, and I laid hold of you and threw you down.

Ans: Khyn Kadin, to blow one's nose (native fashion)

Machih kadit munih thas.


And: Khyn Kadin, blowing the nose after the native fashion. If sitting in his house, the ordinary poor Kashmiri will fling the snot against the wall.

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