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Koch, Lewis, 1949- / Lewis Koch ; notes from the stone-paved path : meditations on north India
(2003)

[Notes from Lewis Koch],   pp. 12 and 13-40 and 41


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THE BAZAR. 35
refined palates, though the natives indulge in it, till
they actually become ill.
MITTIE-WALLA.
The Soottar (carpenter) (p. 36.) employs only five
tools, namely a hatchet, hammer, saw, gimblet, and
knife, and with these, in a very awkward sitting pos-
ture, he not only makes the neatest furniture, but the
prettiest boxes of Sandal-wood, inlaid with steel and
ivory, in the most delicate and elegant patterns.
At his side is seated the Moochee (shoemaker)
(p. 37.), manufacturing singularly formed pointed
shoes, and it is remarkable that he generally works
with his head uncovered.
A loud hammering indicates the workshop of the
Lohar (smith and locksmith) (p.38), who performs his
hard labour in a similar, inconvenient sitting posture.
The Seikelgar (stone and glass grinder) (p. 39.)
Near Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, 1996.
Leopold von Orlich.  Travels in India, including
Sinde and the Punjab.  1845.  Vol. I, page 35.
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