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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 ...

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