Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pictorial tour round Kashmir, 1906

From 'Pictorial tour round India' (1906) by John Murdoch (1819-1904).


Mosque of Shah Hamadan/Kali Mandar, Srinagar

Baramula on the Jhelum
(with an out of place Shankracharya hill of Srinagar in the background)
Update: The hillock  may not be entirely out of place
Photograph of Baramulla Bridge from Vignettes of Kashmir (1903) by E.G. Hull
More about the bridge here
It seems that the hillock was certainly there. One can even notice the pathway going up it. Was there a shrine up there? Meanwhile here is another view of the bridge at Sumbal. Is that Aha-teng hillock? 

'The Viceroy's tour in Kashmir - The procession of boats with his excellency nearing the Sumbul Bridge (Sumbal in Baramulla district) on the way to Srinagar'
-The Graphic. 18th December, 1891. 


2 comments:

  1. Firstly, Mr. Murdoch seems to have a talent for misplacing mountains. Even in Shah Hamdan picture he has shown a non existent mountain rage beyond Gandarbal range.

    Secondly, we cannot blame him, for he seems to have come back from the dead to do so >> From 'Pictorial tour round India' (1906) by John Murdoch (1819-1904). Have a great week end. Dinesh

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    1. The illustrations were first published in 'Church Missionary Intelligencer' (1854). And the mount is in fact in Baramulla. Went to the place to check :)

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