Friday, 20 July 2012

Shepherdess - Pastorella - चरावती

Bank statues, Cape Town - S. Deepak, 2012
Bank statues, Cape Town - S. Deepak, 2012
Bank statues, Cape Town - S. Deepak, 2012

Cape Town, India: This group of statues, in front of a bank, from about 1880, have a shepherdess, a child holding the book of facts and another child holding a balance of justice. When I saw it suddenly I remembered my long forgotten summer holidays as a child in Meerut, when my didi was teaching young girls to dance on a song about a shepherdess.


केप टाउन, दक्षिण अफ्रीकाः एक बैंक के सामने बनी 1880 के आसपास बनी इस मूर्ती में गाय भैंस चराने वाली युवती है, उसके सामने एक ओर बच्चे के हाथ में हिसाब की किताब है, दूसरी ओर के बच्चे के हाथ में न्याय की तराजू है. मूर्ती को देख कर बचपन की मेरठ में बितायी गर्मियों की छुट्टियाँ याद आ गयीं जब बड़ी दीदी छोटी लड़कियों को "गायन चरावती ने पोयो पोयो रे" के गीत पर नृत्य सिखा रही थीं.

Città del Capo, South Africa: Questo gruppo di statue del 1880 circa messe davanti una banca, hanno una pastorella, un bimbo con il libro dei fatti e un altro bimbo con la bilancia della giustizia. Quando l'ho guardato ho ricordato le mie vacanze estive da bambino, quasi dimenticate, quando la mia didi insegnava piccole bambine a danzare su una canzone che parlava di una pastorella.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this Sir. I'm glad to read!

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