Now, where is this??

necropolis_baluchi_galleryfull1.jpg
They call it necropolis_Baluchi. Found this picture categorised under Karachi.
Does anyone know about it?

19 Comments so far

  1. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

    makli ka qabrastan lag raha hai


  2. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

    Actually its not makli… these are the Chowkandi tombs just off the National Highway…. near FAST.
    One of my favourite getaways. Somehow its very peaceful there just after sunrise ;)


  3. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

    Yeah, me too thought it was makli ka qabristan but I think Adil makes sense, since there was another picture of makli ka Qabristan.


  4. UZi (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:09 pm

    Chowkandi Tombs.


  5. SWA (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

    These are Chowkandi Tombs. Makli is near Thatta


  6. Sajid (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:31 pm

    Situated near Super highway, near memon goth, there are several torn down graves like these.


  7. Anathema (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:41 pm

    Chowknadi

    Makli is too far.

    beautiful heritage.


  8. Albayla (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    Its Munghopeer, near Hub.


  9. Jamash (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

    Beautiful, and Defiantly Chaukhandi Tombs.
    The three in the middle right are ones with Charpoy Motif, as they have four legs of a cot or Chatpoy carved on the corners.


  10. K.A. (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 8:33 pm

    Yep beautiful pics. Recently I happened to go to the kutchee memon community cemetery behind timber market. Saw few very old graves of brown stone and in a dilapidated state. They were away from the other graves and facing differently. I the learned that They are graves of jews who lived here and a couple had dates on them too. From the limited info on them they are from mid 1800s to early 1900s. Anyone have any info on the Jewish community in Karachi.


  11. Yahya (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    @K.A:

    I was told that some Jews still live in Karachi but for obvious reasons, in public go around as parsis etc.


  12. Kashif (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 9:31 pm

    @KA: The area of ranchore lane / ram swami was vibrant with jews before partition. You have rightly noted the jew graves in kutchee memon graveyard. In that graveyard some of the graves are dated back to the time of arab invasion of the subcontinent.

    My father told me that there was a synagogue on the main road of ramswami but after partition everything was either deserted or camouflage by the jews.


  13. alif (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 10:42 pm

    Great heritage indeed.
    Talking about jews in karachi, I’ve been away from karachi for a long time and never really saw this tower building up close. Found a link to this website a while ago on kmb and I saw this picture and noticed a ‘star of david’ which is the jewish symbol on the Merewether Memorial Tower monument in the heart of karachi.
    I thought it was very interesting indeed that this karachi monument has a jewish symbol on it.
    here is a link with pictures:

    http://www.historickarachi.com/public_arch_4.htm

    long live karachi
    long live pakistan


  14. alif (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 10:55 pm

    Great heritage indeed.
    Talking about jews in karachi, I’ve been away from karachi for a long time and never really saw this tower building up close. Found a link to this website a while ago on kmb and I saw this picture and noticed a ‘star of david’ which is the jewish symbol on the Merewether Memorial Tower monument in the heart of karachi.
    I thought it was very interesting indeed that this karachi monument has a jewish symbol on it.
    here is a link with pictures:

    http://www.historickarachi.com/public_arch_4.htm

    long live karachi
    long live pakistan


  15. alif (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 11:06 pm

    Great heritage indeed.
    Talking about jews in karachi, I’ve been away from karachi for a long time and never really saw this tower building up close. Found a link to this website a while ago on kmb and I saw this picture and noticed a ‘star of david’ which is the jewish symbol on the Merewether Memorial Tower monument in the heart of karachi.
    I thought it was very interesting indeed that this karachi monument has a jewish symbol on it.
    here is a link with pictures:

    http://www.historickarachi.com/public_arch_4.htm

    long live karachi
    long live pakistan


  16. ChampooNath GHOSLEY (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    Shalom Karachi!

    Tamam Yehudi Behnoun aur Bhaion ko ChampoNath ki taraf se dilli “Sukkot” Mobarak.

    Kis kis ne Yom Kippur ka roza rakha haath kharay karay


  17. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    @ K.A: why not take pictures? I would love to see them. Where is Timber Market?


  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    Jews remind me Rabis and Rabis remind me Rabbi Shergil and Rabbi Shergil reminds me Bhullay Shah.
    What a weird connection I have made between Judaism and Sufism. :S


  19. UZi (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

    Dude, there’s a difference between a Jewish Rabi (pronounced: rab-eye) and Rabbi Shergil (pronounced: rab-bee).



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