Hari-Sila or Harsil : A Secret Treasure of Garhwal
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excellent videos
Regards,
Devjani

My TR:A memorable trip to Kedarnath, Ukhimath, deoria tal and Rishikesh

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#167
| a LEARNER here......be careful or ignore his posts

Originally posted by: Dilliwala View Post

The mystery is finally solved. Or rather, it was solved well before these posts were written. I quote from Ruskin Bond's The India I Love (Rupa & Co, 2004):
"Wilson married a local girl, Gulabi, the daughter of a drummer from Mukbha (sic), a village a few miles above Harsil. He acquired properties in Dehradun and Mussoorie, and his wife lived there in some style, giving him three sons. Two died young. The third, Charlie Wilson, went through most of his father's fortune. His grave lies next to my grandfather's grave in the old Dehra Dun cemetery. Gulabi is buried in Mussoorie next to her husband.
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I remember old Mrs. Wilson, Charlie's widow, when I was a boy in Dehra. She lived next door in what was the last of the Wilson properties."


DW'ji

amazing info.........totally brand new to me :ThumbsUp


PS: Sorry! somehow missed this post to view
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:saywha:Totaly confused how to explore the beautiful earth when one life is too short to complete my great India :bawling:



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#168
| Dodo
Absolutely overwhelmed. Fascinating read and thanks a lot for sharing, PKanti ji. :)
#169
| Senior Member
Absolutely amazing log.
Thanks PKantiji for posting this gem of a report.
Also thanks to the other India Mikers for enriching the log with lot of priceless information.

Chanced upon it only today. Ages late.

Feeling motivated to visit the villages & see the present condition after the calamity of the flash flood.

Would PKantiji or any other IM friend had been there recently & update the status.

I am keen to do something for restoration of the serene locale like tree plantation with involvement of local citizens. I am with a national NGO. Actually we are about to start a tree plantation project in the flush flood affected zone & looking for a suitable location.I believe the villages around Harshil will be an ideal choice.

May I have some local contact no to speed up the things ?
#170
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hello PKanthi ji,

Thank you for this blog. the search for the book "Travails of Border Trade: Bhawan Singh Rawat" got me here. I have been looking for this book, but unfortunately i have not found it anywhere. In case you have a copy of this, could you help me find a source to this book.
#171
| Maha Guru Member
It is threads such as this one which makes IndiaMike so endearing. Thank you very much @PKanti for writing such a beautiful report. Great pictures too. The sight of the high yielding apple tree is mesmerising.

Have bookmarked this one and shall try and visit it when i go to UK.
#172
| Senior Member
excellent. really excellent.
Darjeeling, Kuari Pass Winter trek, Tawang-Dirang-Bomdila


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
#173
| Maha Guru Member
Even he introduced his own coins in the area.


You don't happen to have an image of those coins by some chance.?
I may have a source. But, my SO is giving me a shouting that I should go to bed!

A less romantic view of the individual who was probably already wrapped in legend in his time:
https://www.euttarakhand.com/raja-of-harsil

The G in me comments that revolts on a more localized basis had already occurred before 1857.

Loved the posting as so many others did..
#174
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: edwardseco View Post

You don't happen to have an image of those coins by some chance.?
I may have a source. But, my SO is giving me a shouting that I should go to bed!

A less romantic view of the individual who was probably already wrapped in legend in his time:
https://www.euttarakhand.com/raja-of-harsil

The G in me comments that revolts on a more localized basis had already occurred before 1857.

Loved the posting as so many others did..


Read somewhere that his ancestors had a bag of coins. Which was "borrowed" by a visiting Civil Servant with a promise to return it the next day

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