Viva Scinde!

By Mohammad Ali Mahar, Austin, TX, USA

Captain Leopold Von Orlich, a Prussian Army officer visited India in 1842 (that is, about 164 years ago, and about a century before immigrants flocked from East to teach Sindhis ‘tehzeeb’ and convert beautiful Sindhi cities to slums and ruins — mahar). See what the European had to say about Sukkur:

“Sukkur and its environs have an exceedingly pleasing appearance and is, by far, the most beautiful of all the places of Sindh visited thus far, from Thatta to the border with the Punjab.”

After a few days stay in Sindh, Von Orlich, who might have visited other countries in the world too, concluded:

“In no country are the mornings and evenings so pleasant, or the sunsets so beautiful and sublime, as here (in Sindh)”

Viva Scinde!

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