Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weeding Women


Women Clearing Weeds. Kashmir, 1890~. From British Library.
"Photograph of a row of women working in field in the modern state of Jammu and Kashmir, probably near the capital of Srinagar. The photograph dates to the 1890s. Jammu and Kashmir is a Himalayan region in north-western India famous for its mountain scenery and lakes. Kashmiris work mainly on the land, producing crops and tending animals."
A woman clearing weed at Sanasar in Jammu district. September, 2010

4 comments:

  1. The slave-driver in the background is interesting :-)

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  2. That figure could launch a thousand 'Oppressed for ages' Kashmir posts

    And the skin tone of the working women could confuse the people who to this blog looking for 'beautiful kashmiri women':)

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  3. your blog is a an ode to Kashmir and poignant too!! Thank you for sharing your discovery and journey of Kashmir.

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  4. Thanks for the appreciation, Surbhi.

    (And my previous comment (obviously written in sleepy state) is supposed to: "...who come to this blog looking for 'beautiful kashmiri women'":)

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