Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs and Sayings

Explained and Illustrated from the rich and interesting Folklore of the Valley


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ISBN : 8177551248


Author : J. H. Knowles


Pages : 425 pp


Year of Publishing : 2001


Binding : Hardbound




Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs and Sayings is the result of many hours of labor, study, and survey, during the pleasurable months of author’s stay in the Valley. On arriving in the Valley, he at once devoted his attention to the study of the language, and believing that Proverbs taught “the real people’s speech,” discovered “the genius, wit and spirit of a place,” and embodied its “current and practical philosophy.”
This book, the author believes, contains nearly all the Proverbs and Proverbial sayings extant among the Kashmiri people. They have been gathered from various sources. Sometimes the great and learned Pandit instinctively uttered a proverb in his hearing; sometimes he got the barber to tell him a thing or two, as he polled the author’s head; and sometimes the poor coolie said something worth knowing, as carrying his load he tramped along before him. A few learned Muhammadan and Hindu friends also, have very materially helped the author in this collection and its arrangement.

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