Saturday, June 16, 2012

Man from Kishtwar

Sunny works as a help at weddings. At Jammu.

For sometime he worked as a help at a Kashmiri Bakery at Habba Kadal too.
Back then he had a girlfriend back in his hometown. Kishtwar.

A place in olden days renowned for women who could turn men into mad lovers and mad lovers into mad birds.

'I broke free while I still had time. Ran away. To Kashmir.'

He is now married to some other girl still in Kishtwar. And all of twenty-six, he has a kid daughter too.

At night he cries like a child while talking to his wife on the phone. Sometimes he does wish he was a bird who could fly.

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  1. According to the book "Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of Kashmir - Antiquities of Marev-Wadwan" (1924) by Rama Chandra Kak, in Kishtwar women of Thakkar clan were famous as "witches". Kashmiri pandits of Kishtwar used to taken women from Thakkars as wife but would not marry their daughters to Thakkars.

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