Past in Pictures

6 October 1924. Dussehra in Srinagar

Ever since the formation of modern state of Jammu and Kashmir by the Dogras of Jammu in 1846, the Srinagar city has maintained strong tradition of celebrating Dussehra, even as Kashmiri society has been Shaivite. It is said that Dussehra celebrations never ceased even during peak of militancy in the early 1990s. A small population of Kashmiri Pandits, who didn’t migrate, continued to hold the celebrations. This picture of Dussehra is of 1924. | The Dispatch


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