Making of Jaggery also known as Gur in India

Published September 8th, 2012

This is a photo essay on making of Gur, unrefined sugar made from sugar cane juice.

Location - Chhutmalpur, Uttarakhand, India

All stories must have a beginning.

The story of Chuttmalpur gur making which I took up from the middle in an earlier photograph showcasing a worker spooning a golden trickle of boiling sugar cane juice needs a wider look at the setting of the place and the relative dimensions of the scenario. So here is this, a first look at the setting of the small unit on a grey blue day of hazy proportions. As you approach the place this is what you see.

The rest of the story is a cut and paste from the earlier take and is repeated here verbatim

------------------------------------------------'\/'---------------------------------------------------

As you come out of the Shivalik ranges that form the southern bastion of Dehradun and head for the dust fields of Delhi, you pass through quaint rugged settlements populated by a rustic breed of farmers, tillers, cattle keeper ...

Read More →