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Kashmiri Proverbs Volume II

Author Name: Dr. Raj Kachru | Format: Paperback | Genre : Reference & Study Guides | Other Details

The proverbs contained in this volume are pithy statements mostly derived from wisdom that expresses traditionally held truths or pieces of advice based on common sense or experiences encapsulating a society's values and beliefs. The beauty of these proverbs lies in the fact that they hold true for all times and are well thought out and honed by our ancestors from time immemorial. Their popular usage in colloquial language and Kashmiri needs no emphasis as they can be seen as ‘spicy jargon’ of Kashmiri language too. 

The compilation has 151 new Kashmiri proverbs, each of which is scripted in English, Hindi and Urdu for wider reach and, more importantly, to help the reader in pronouncing it rightly; lest it should lead entirely to a different meaning. Each proverb is annexed with an elaborate description, interpretation and usage with illustrative examples, wherever possible. Readers will find a marked improvement in the quality of the presentation, language and ease of understanding of the proverbs over the first volume. These proverbs are hoped to invoke interesting memories in Kashmiris, in particular, and positive reception from other regions as well, by recapitulating similar proverbs in their respective languages.

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Dr. Raj Kachru

Dr Raj Kachru, a Kashmiri Pandit, hails from the family of 18th century’s leading Kashmiri Poetess, Arnimal, known for poignant poetry, and Munshi Bhawani Dass Pandit Kachru, an erudite Persian scholar and historian at Rainawari, Srinagar, Kashmir. Raj Kachru did his earlier schooling in the valley, graduated from IIT, Kharagpur, and PhD from MSU, USA. A globe trotter, he has worked in USA, Iran and India, including IIT, Kharagpur. His last position was as the Assistant Director-general (Process Engineering) at ICAR, New Delhi. 

During his 50+ years of professional career, Raj Kachru has published more than 390 papers and 16 books (the last being Kashmiri Proverbs Vol-1, May 2021), designed and developed 18 prototypes and delivered more than 160 invited lectures in India and abroad. He has received many national and international awards including the prestigious gold medal by the Institution of Engineers (India), ISAE Commendation Medal for R&D and Rajendra Prasad award by the ICAR. Raj Kachru has a passion for literature especially, Urdu, Kashmiri and English poetry, and a love for all types of music and Ghazal singing. At present, he lives in Bhopal with his wife, Madhu (former Professor and Head, Sociology, Post-Graduate Women's College, Bhopal).



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