Sunday, August 18, 2013

Freezer = Kashmir

Something like idea of Home.
Jammu. July. 2013. 
"One hot summer day when I was six years old, my mother opened the refrigerator, and pointed to the ice compartment and below it to the pears and the plums. She exclaimed:"This is Kashmir!" In our home at Jaipur, the capital city of the arid state of Rajasthan, every scorching summer our thoughts, like those of innumerable indians, would turn to the cool heights of the Himalayas. From antiquity to the age of the computers, countless Indians have been beguiled by Kashmir, a land of learning as well as of lakes and lofty mountains."

~ Raghubir Singh's opening lines from introduction to his beautiful photo-book 'Kashmir: Garden of the Himalayas' (1983).


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