June 28, 2005

Trip 2

Back to my trip to India...

I found these photographs at my Grandma's house at Madurai.



My Grandmother at left side before her wedding !!

A Wedding Greeting given to my Grandfather !! Posted by Hello

Click on the wedding greeting to enlarge and read !! . It dates back to 1925. Phrases related to The Indian Independence struggle like "Vande Matharam ","Jawaharlal Nehru ku Jay " "Mahatma Gandhiku Jay" and "Bharatha deviyin pathame thunai" can be seen.

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE......

46 comments:

ioiio said...

iaaa.. first to comment.. ioiio'ku Jay sollunga prabhu

Ganesh said...

prabhu
My first time here.
Adengappa
I am blogrolling you.

capriciously_me said...

awesome find!!

monu said...

wonderful invitation...has all that patriotic fevour died down with time??
i wonder...

and the other picture is so typical of those days....

:)

Adaengappa !! said...

Hi All,
Thanks for the comments !!

Vivhyd said...

?????? ... nice photo.. seen some like this be4.. it is sure different from these days..

kaleidoscope said...

Wow precious pix Prabhu preserve them properly. The second pix can u scan it, my tamil reading skills are very poor this is making it even more difficult.

WA said...

What a find. I am sure you will treasure them Adengappa.

thennavan said...

Nostalgia? :-)

Nothing special lined up Prabhu. Thanks for the comment on my site :-)

Saravana Kumar said...

That was absolutely great dude. I exactly have a similar copy of greeting given to my grandpa, amazingly even that has got the words Vandemataram on it. Though I would love to see that in as good condition, what you have. btw what place is your grandfather from. Mine grandpa was from virudhunagar near madurai.

I'm becoming Nostalgic !

Let me scan my copies of old photos the next time I go home.

Saravana Kumar said...

I'm blogrolling you ...

sathyus said...

prabhu
its really a nice find.. enga appa ku vantha invitation kuda ipo enga kitte ile..!!

Ganesh Venkittu said...

look at that thamizh...."panbir sirantha nanbar thilaga".....good old days of glory....

Adaengappa !! said...

@Viv..Thanks

Adaengappa !! said...

@Kalei..Thanks ,I shall tell my Uncle to scan it.
Got many pics dated 80-90 years back..is there any technology to preserve them or convert to CD?
Pl lemme know..

Thanks..

Adaengappa !! said...

@Mukund..Take care !!

Adaengappa !! said...

@Saravanan...
Thanks..Nice to know that u r from V nagar...We are basically from V Nagar..near theppam/mariamman koil..Jewellers..


Hope u see ur Elders pix..Thanks

Adaengappa !! said...

Thanks Satyus..

Adaengappa !! said...

Ganesh Sir, I even had tough time reading couple of other tamil old books by my thaata..All had pure tamil letters and pre Periyar letters..

Its indeed a treasure to be treasured !!

keerthi said...

Prabhu, you are right.. It is remarkable to find someone in your family involved at times of war.. You have revival photos of your child days (just like what Ram.C has..put them up)

Grey Vampire said...

Wow....sir i am desperate to meet ur grand parents....Some of the very few people who cared for the soceity who still live now....

sophie said...

wow...it was a treasure hunt...lovely...me getting goose pimples...

ada-paavi!!!! said...

nice post, annal ennoda browerilla greetinga padikamudiyala, konjan onga blogilla ada post panarengala? i mean wats written in the greeting

Ram.C said...

classical example of patriotism in those days...

Adaengappa !! said...

@Keethi..Thanks..They are real nostalgic moments for my granny when she told me a "big HIStory" of my grandpa and pre 1947..Wish i had recorded them..

Adaengappa !! said...

@Vampire...Thanks

Adaengappa !! said...

@Dr.Sophia..Yeah..
Thankyou..they gotta be preserved !!

Adaengappa !! said...

@srivatsan..sure, i shall try to scan n mail again..thanks for dropping by !

Adaengappa !! said...

@Ram..Old gold days of Glory..

STILL our politican talk about "kamarajar aatchi" ,"Nehru Aatchi "...Enge poi mudiya pothoo ??

Praveen said...

Appa!! India poi bayangarama thoandi irukeenga pola irukkae! :)

Harish said...

Wow! nice find! :)

Spyder_Z said...

It's great to have a 1925's wedding invitation intact !
the pic's are great !

IBH said...

endha ooru?namma ooru le :)

amazing and am just amazed by the patriotic touch in the wedding card..I mean those people have become a zillion generations munnadi.....

"freedom is not free".....true!!!!rombha nalla iruku prabhu....!!

fantababy said...

Nice picture. Amazed to see their patriotism!

ioiio said...

engalukku ellaam reply vida maatteeengalo

comments said...

xxxX

ioiio said...

pone pannaa edukkaradhilla.. commentkum emailkum madhippilla.. varalannu mattu thittaadheenga

Adaengappa !! said...

Praveen ,Harish..Thanks folks

Adaengappa !! said...

@Fantababy..Nice to see u here again..

SpyderZ,IBH..Thanks..Im from Madurai..

Adaengappa !! said...

IO YO..DUDE,i called u and left a message..get back to me..

Just busy with work ..sorry cudnt reply u..Good day!!

வெங்கி / Venki said...

//பண்பிற் சிறந்த நண்பர் திலக //
- அட்டகாசம். என்ன தமிழ் அய்யா அது. "தமிழ் இனி மெல்ல சாகும்" என்று சொன்னவன் ஒரு வேலை " நல்ல தமிழ் இனி மெல்ல சாகும்" என்று நினைத்து சொல்லிருப்பானோ?

வெங்கி / Venki said...

I am blogrolling you

Adaengappa !! said...

@Mr Venky..Thanks for dropping by !!

I guess Tamil gets better recognition elsewhere in the world than in TamilNadu..

Adaengappa !! said...

@Mr.Venky....Blog rolled you...

Vinesh said...

Fantastic stuff Prabhu...
One in a million post!

Nithya Swaminathan said...

Great treasure! You've hit a jackpot I am sure:)

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