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Huey, Dewey and Louie.

2009.12.14
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These three are people whom locals call "Khan". Hailing from Kashmir, they have been around in Shimla for generations, carrying huge loads to different corners of the town on their backs.
Those bands or straps that you see slung across their shoulders are for strapping the load on. The load being anything from a sewing machine to a fridge, a cupboard or a double-bed!
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8 Comments
JenPat I need this on my wall at work, so that if I ever feel like moaning about my job I can recognise that I'm well off.
JenPat · 2009-12-16: 00:52
pandka More such shots, please!!! And descrption is also very important as I am going to India soon:)
pandka · 2009-12-16: 02:24
SusanM30 see comment on next pic ;-)
SusanM30 · 2009-12-16: 04:24
sydneylizzie Are they called "Khan" because they're from Kashmir (and I'm assuming Muslim) ?? or is it their real name?
sydneylizzie · 2009-12-16: 06:08
SoulCurry Jen, you said it for me. One is filled with compassion for these men, and yet, they don't have an ounce of self-pity!

Susan, you're too kind!

Liz, wow! You're really intelligent. Yes, "Khan" is a sort of cognomen! In a state that has a Muslim population of less than 1%, every Muslim was a "Khan".
SoulCurry · 2009-12-16: 08:54
Oweena Impressive.
Both the men and the photo.
Oweena · 2009-12-16: 09:58
Eiram I am learning so much here:)...great post!
Eiram · 2009-12-16: 15:32
Mysorean pandka,
When are you touring?

Nice idea that these labourers have. Each place has its own contraption. Creative and effective that lessens the strain.
Mysorean · 2010-01-05: 01:33
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