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An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

 

READ  ME  FIRST THE SOUNDS OF KASHMIRI
chapter 18 chapter 18: The people of Kashmir
The people of Kashmir
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THE PEOPLE OF KASHMIR

A brief conversation about the religions, festivals, and the dress of Kashmiris. The main religious groups in Kashmir are Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist. There is a brief discussion on the Ph'aran and saree. The Ph'aran is a g.mp3ent worn in Kashmir.

Ashok: Greetings, Mohanji.


Mohan: Greetings, Ashok. How are you?

Ashok: I am fine. I am reading a book on Kashmir.

Mohan: Really? That is good.

Ashok: It is not a particularly good book. That is why I have to ask you some questions concerning Kashmir.

Mohan: Yes, certainly.

Ashok: What is the religion of Kashmiris?

Mohan: Kashmiris are not of one religion. We have Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Kashmiri Muslim
Kashmiri Muslim
Kashmiri Hindu
Kashmiri Hindu
Kashmiri Sikh
Kashmiri Sikh
Ladakhi
Ladakhi


Ashok: Are there really four religions in Kashmir?


Mohan: Yes, of course!

Ashok: But are they mostly Muslims?

Mohan: Yes, they are mostly Muslims.

Ashok: What are the festivals of Kashmir?

Mohan: Kashmiri Muslims celebrate Ramdan. The Hindus celebrate shivra:tri: and . In Ladakh the Buddhists have separate festivals. The Sikhs celebrate the birthday of Guru Govind Singhji. The Dogras celebrate the Holi festival.

Ashok: Do the Kashmiris wear the Ph'aran?

Mohan: Yes, they do.

Ashok: What do the women wear?
 

Ph'aran
Ph'aran
du:t'
du:t'
Shilva:r Kami:z
Shilva:r Kami:z


Mohan: In Kashmir women wear the Ph'aran or the Shilva:r Kami:z, and the Hindu women also wear the saree.


Ashok: The phiran is a very attractive dress.

Mohan: Yes, and w.mp3 too.

Ashok: Thank you. I am going to write home about Kashmir. This conversation will help me greatly.

Mohan: All right, let's meet again tomorrow.

Ashok: Yes, certainly. Goodbye.

Mohan: Goodbye.

 

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