Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kashmir Lithographs, 1840

From 'Travels in Kashmir, Ladak, Iskardo ' (1840), G.T. Vigne's book about his travels in Kashmir in 1835.

Char Chinari

Costume of a Kashmirian Lady

Masjid of Deodar, at the entrance of the Valley by Shopian Road

Inside Mattan Sun Temple

Great Hindu Tempe of Martund

View of the Jhelum in the interior of the city of Kashmir

Distant view of Srinagar or the City of Kashmir, lying between the Fort and the Tukh-i-Suliman with the Land and the Isle of Chunars and the mountain of Harmukh in the distance.

Wonderful note about the above image by Man Mohan Munshi Ji via email:
 This a very interesting Sketch of Srinagar, Kashmir and nearby mountains as
 viewed from Trasr (Charar.) The spur on the extreme right in the foreground
is  the Pandrethan /Badami Bagh ridge and darker isolated hill in it's
immediate vicinity is the Gopadri - Shankracharya Hill and the gap between
the two is the two is Gupkar the site of Karan Palace. A smaller lighter
coloured hill on the left side is the Hariparbat.The white patch between
the two hills is the Dal lake. The mountain in the background  on the right
is the Zabarwan- Sureshwati ridge. The one on its left is the Saraba Hill
 extending from Mahadeo towards Ganderbal. In between the Zabarwan and
Sarabal ridge is the Dachigam valley /Sanctuary. The Hill on the extreme
left  in the background is the North Kashmir Range with Haramukh peak not
clearly visible

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1 comment:

  1. Please convey my thanks to Manmohan Munshiji for the in-depth illustration. I was actually scratching my head trying to figure it out before i scrolled down.

    Great post, though i wonder on costome of "Kashmiri Lady". Seems more a central asian lady of yore. Dinesh

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