Photos And Text : Jibran Ali
It is a story which is expressed by some photos and is based on some heritage houses made up of maharaja bricks costlier at that time mostly located in shere khass which before some years were homes of some families but today they are in shambles. Majority of the families living in these houses were pandits which migrated from here in early nineties due to some political reasons, after that most of the pandits sold their property to Muslims. But with the advancement and improvement in living standard, these Muslim owners moved from shere khass to upper town with their families leaving these houses in shambles. Now after so many years nobody is left from these families to take care of these, their children’s are either in other countries or they are not interested in coming back. That is why these houses are “Crying for care”.
A fully wooden door half closed and half open with muddy stairs which leads to the second story of house waiting for footprints of its caretakers.
150 years old maharaja building having tag of fort in R&B department now is an army bunker located in aali kadal area of shere khass belongs to ali mohd wani which he buyes from a pandit namely prakash koul some 70 years back.
A 50 year old house whose second story to some how be maintained but the third one is in shambles.
Circle shaped pieces of turnips tied with a thick thread hanging with log of wood to get dry.
A wooden room(dab) in air but supported with heavy logs of wood which usually is on the outer side of third story of house and used on the occasion of marriage functions.
A building whose ground floor is fully made up of carved stones to give a strong support to other stories.
Windows of wooden room (dub) of a pandit house at nawa bazaar in bad condition.
A 50 year old house located near pathar masjid zaina kadal which got fire 2 times is now struggling for space from both sides.
House having artistic wooden frames but without window panes.
Lower side of a house slided down over the years due to negligence.
There is still a ray of hope to get these heritage houses renovated.
A design on the wooden outer main door of a heritage building locked from over the years.
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