This painting portrays the architecture of Mohallah Sethian, Peshawar. Peshawar’s jewel in the crown, the Mohallah Sethian or Sethi Street, stands as a testament to days gone by when stories of distant lands were narrated over cups of green tea and caravans of traders stopped in the city, while travelling from the Central Asian steppes to the Indian plains.This was the area where the Sethi family settled when it arrived in Peshawar in the 1730s. Historians recall that the Sethi family belonged to the trading class and “transacted international business, commerce and trade which passed from India to Afghanistan and Central Asia,” as noted by late historian Ahmed Hassan Dani.
July 7th, 2018
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