Huey, Dewey and Louie.

by Soulcurry December. 14, 2009 2165 views

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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Dinu 7 years, 9 months ago

When are you touring?

Nice idea that these labourers have. Each place has its own contraption. Creative and effective that lessens the strain.

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Eiram Marie 7 years, 10 months ago

I am learning so much here:)...great post!

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Oweena 7 years, 10 months ago

Both the men and the photo.

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Soulcurry 7 years, 10 months ago

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".

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Sydneylizzie 7 years, 10 months ago

Are they called "Khan" because they're from Kashmir (and I'm assuming Muslim) ?? or is it their real name?

7 years, 10 months ago Edited
Susan 7 years, 10 months ago

see comment on next pic ;-)

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Pandka 7 years, 10 months ago

More such shots, please!!! And descrption is also very important as I am going to India soon:)

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