- A Snake Charmer in the New Bazaar, Srinagar, Kashmir, 1892
from Illustrated London News. [found it here at Columbia.edu]
[Update: It was the work of J. E. Goodall]
'[They] are good-looking...but they are crafty'.
wrote Buddhist pilgrim from China, Huen Tsang who arrived in Kashmir in A.D. 631 as a state guest and stayed for two years. The exact words,"light and frivolous, and of a weak, pusillanimous disposition. The people are handsome in appearance, but they are given to cunning. 'They love learning and are well-instructed."