Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kashmir Summer, 1907

From Dutch travelogue 'De zomer in Kaschmir : De Aarde en haar Volken' (Summer in Kashmir: 'The Land and its Peoples) by F. Michel (1907).


Sher Garhi Palace
Rustic Voetanar (?) temple
Pandits at a Holy Spring at Valtongoe (?)
Amarnath Pilgrims


Children playing inside Chinar tree


Narayan inside Voetanar (?) temple
Amarnath Camp

Doonga 

Ekkas and Tongas

A pilgrim from Patiala

Kashmirir Handicrafts

A Kashmiri Muslim Woman
[Update: Photographer is Henry Guttmann. 1900]

Koh-i-Noor Glacier

Mar Canal

Martand

A Muslim Singer-Beggar

Kashmiri Musilm Women with Hookhas and Kangri

Pandit Men

Among other things, this book records what Pandit men were made to do by the community if say a Kashmiri Muslim man 'stole' their wife (as they say,'zanana chori ho gaya!' ). The loss of caste in case of woman was of course permanent, but as a penance, for three days she was to eat only in evening, then following three day she was to eat only in morning and then for next three days eat only what she was offered in alms. The husband on the other hand was not to touch food for three days. He was to not sleep and to constantly utter, 'Ram,Ram'.  
Amarnath Route

Ruins of temple at Khotair (?)

Shah Hamadan/Kali Temple

Third Bridge

A tourist on Elephant

A village and a bridge

A marriage procession

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