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Malana and the Akbar-Jamlu Legend

I do not know if any one has suggested that this language was the original tongue of the Kanet race, or of the indigenous stock from which they were at least partly sprung. But it seems a plausible theory that all the Kanets of Lahul, of Kulu and of Kanawar, which is called Kuno (the same word as Kulu) by the Tibetans to this day, once spoke a common original language, one branch of which is still called Kanashi or Kanaishi.

A Note on Ancient Trade Routes in Kulu

The people acknowledged many masters—Aryan and Mongolian; but thru it all Indian markets have always demanded salt and wool and borax—to say nothing of the more precious merchandise of Central Asia—and while armies marched and fought, the hungry Tibetans would still risk much to get the wheat of the plains and the incomparable barley of Lahul. The trade therefore went on. It was quite by chance that I discovered the ancient trade route.

Kulu Customs (1910)

A commentary on the behaviour and customs of the Kullu people in the first decade of the twentieth century. The article is not only enjoyable to read, but it also contains significant ethnological and historical interest.

कुल्वी रीति-रिवाज़ (1910)

मकान बनाने के लिए पत्थरों की चिनाई की जाती है जिनमें नियमित अंतराल पर केळू (देवदार) लकड़ी के शहतीर लगाए जाते हैं। दीवार में लंबाई और आड़े में पीछे से आगे लगे शहतीर या ‛चेउळ’ लोहे या लकड़ी के पेंच से जोड़े जाते हैं। इस तरह पूरी दीवार ऐसे बंधी रहती है मानो एक ही शीलाखण्ड हो और एक तेज़ भूकंप को झेल सकती है। कमोबेश इसी कारण भवन-निर्माण की यह विधि पहले-पहल अपनाई गई होगी

The Jagir of Laug [Lag Valley]

Jog Chand was under Mughal protection. Knowing about the annexation of Laug after his death, Dara Shikoh, in a farman dated AD 1657, ordered Jagat Singh to liberate the grandson and restore his rights, or suffer dire repercussions. Jagat Singh presumably ignored the warning because he was aware of the Mughal prince’s looming succession battles with his brother Aurangzeb.

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