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Knowles_Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings

Knowles_Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings

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A;
DICTIONARY
OF
KASHMIRI PROVERBS & SAYINGS
Explained and Illustrated from the rich andinteresting Folklore of the Valley,
BY THE
REV. J. IIINTON 'KNOWLES, F.R.G.S., M.R.A.S., &c.,
(0. M. S.)
MISSIONARY TO THE KASHMIRIS.
wise man will endeavour " to understand <i proverb
and the interpretation."--Prov. 1. vv. 5, 6.
/BOMBAY :
:>NTSOCIETY'S PRESS.
LONDON :-TutJBNKR & Co.
1885.
rihts
 
PREFACE-
THATmoment hen n authordots he lastperiod o his manuscript,nd hen ises p from he study-chairo shake
itsmany ndbulkypagesogethers almost s excitingn
occasionswhenhe akes quireor so of foolscapnd sits
clowno writehe*irst ineof t. Many ndmingledeelings
pervadehis mind, and hopeand fear vie with one another
and alternately vercomeneanother, ntil at length he
author finds some light relief for his feelingsand a kind ofexcuseor his hook, by writing a preface,n which he states
briefly he natureand characterf the work,andbegs he pardon f thereaderor hispresumptionn undertakingt.
A winter in Kashmir mustbe experiencedo he realised.The air is most nvigorating, nd he* uiet is sublime. Evenan ordinarily briny rniKsionnrynjoyHmuch leisure hroughsucha seasonn this beautifulcountry. I have now spent two long quiet wintershere,and this"Dictionary of Kashrnirf Proverbsand Sayings5* s theresult of many hours of labour, Btu^y, and anxiety,duringthese cisurablemonths. As a missionary, n arriving n theValley, I at once evotedmy attention o the study of the
language;andbelievingilt Proverbsaught "the real people's peech,**iscoveredthe genius, it and piritof a
nation," and embodiedts **currentandpracticalphilosophy,5*
 
iV PREFACE.
I quicklybegano make collection f them.* This book,,
I believe, ontainsnearly all the Proverbsand Proverbial
sayingsow xtant mongheKashmiripeople.Theyhave beengatheredrom various ources.Sometimeshe great
and learnedPandit instinctively uttered a proverb in myhearing; sometimes got the barber to tell me a thingor two, as hepolledmy head and sometimeshe poorcoolie said somethingworth knowing, as carrying my load hetramped along beforeme. A few learned Muhammadanand Hindii friends also,have very materiallyhelpedrne n this collection nd ts arrangement; ndhere againheartily
acknowledgeheir kind and ready service.Actuin est. It is done ; and now the manuscript has tobe sent o the publishers,and noticeshave to be posted o the
differentpapers nd ournals nterestedo advertise he work
as
" in the press." What will the little world say, nto whose
handst maychanceo arrive? How will the philologist, he ethnologist,he antiquarian,he studentof folklore, and the
generalreader egard this which has cost some considerabletime and study. Dear reader, in order that your criticismmay not be so hard as t might, perhaps,otherwisebe, pleasepermit me to remind you that Kashmir proper is but a smallcountry, a little vale surrounded by snow-cappedmountainranges, about eighty-four miles long from north-west tosouth-east,and from twenty to twenty-five miles in width,
with an areaof about1,850squaremiles; that the Kashmiri
* '" The genius, wit and spirit of a nation are discovered in itsproverbs." - Bacon.
11 roverbsembody he current and practical philosophy of an age
or tuition."-- Fleming.
*" Proverbs each the real people'sspeech,and open up the hitherto
sealed book of the native mind,"-John Beames.

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