Reflections on remembrance rituals

Shimla Trip 2 050 (1)

THAPLIYAL FAMILY-SHIMLA-UPPER KAITHU-Reflecting on the family system makes me use this photograph of my aunt, in front of our family house in Shimla, India where we used to stay in the later part of the 19th century and first half of the previous century. The family migrated from Srinagar Garhwal to Shimla in 1890s…then to Delhi around 1950s..It was a pilgrimage to Kaithu, a prayer at Kali Bari and a walk down memory lane..the younger sister of my father, Savitri Thapliyal was once a small school girl –Savitri Bhatt, she visited her old school and other memorable sites.. a walk down the Ridge in Shimla…made me remember some of my own childhood visits to the hills around Shimla..the walks down Lakad Bazaar, the songs at Anandale, the prayers at the hill temples of Jakhu and Taradevi..

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Reflecting on the family system makes me use this photograph of my aunt, in front of our family house in Shimla, India where we used to stay in the later part of the 19th century and first half of the previous century. The family migrated from Srinagar Garhwal to Shimla in 1890s…then to Delhi around 1950s..
It was a pilgrimage to Kaithu, a prayer at Kali Bari and a walk down memory lane..the younger sister of my father, Savitri Thapliyal was once a small school girl –Savitri Bhatt, she visited her old school and other memorable sites.. a walk down the Ridge in Shimla…made me remember some of my own childhood visits to the hills around Shimla..the walks down Lakad Bazaar, the songs at Anandale, the prayers at the hill temples of Jakhu and Taradevi..

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