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Letters of Boatmen

February 21, 2014

I spent the afternoon at Yaseen's office where he showed me bits from his family history, letters belonging to three generations of boatmen. We had Kehwa, we ate buttered Telwurs and we leafed through fading tattering pages of history.



1985

1928

1920
At that time Miss O'Connor ran a successful housing lodging setup for British visitors. 
1920



Letters came C/o Habib Joo, more famous name in the tourism trade of the time

A lot of visitors were British soldiers posted near Kashmir

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel letter head, 1920 

Wadia Movietone letter head,
for a film from 1962.

1923
Namesake of a famous Parsi
1961

1941
Unlike other letters directed at, this one is
a letter by a boatman to another.
It informs about the death of a young girl.
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