Hindi muhavre Aag baboola hona Jale pe namak chidakna Sina taan ke khada hona Ghee ke diye jalane – bahut khushi manana Ayodhya ram aane par sab logo ne ghee ke diye jalaye Bhains ke aage been bajana Aankho mein dhool jhokhna Mitti mein mila dena Naak mein dum aa jana Din mein tare dikhna Ghutne tek dena- haar man lena Eid ka chand hona- kabhi kabhoi hi dikhai dena Aasman sir par uthana- bahut shorgul karna Tas se mas ne hona- apne zid par ade rehna Tang adana – bekar dakhal dena Andhe ki lathi- 1 matr sahara Aakash pataal 1 kar dena Dal mein kuc kala hona- sandeh ki baat hona’
Daat khatte karna- buri tarah haraana Dum daba kar bhagna- dar kar bhagna Ghode bech kar sona- ekdum nishchint ho kar sona Til ka taad banana- choti si baat ko bahut badi banana Lakir ka fakir Jo garajte hain who baraste nahi Apne muh miyan mithu banana What will we find out about our communities? 1. History (What is the story of your community? ) 2. Geography (Location today, location in the past) most gujaratis originate from the northwestern part of india, from the state of Gujarat. Today they have spread to various metros in the contry like Mumbai, delhi, etc. ut many are now NRIs who have migrated to the United States or UK 3. Do they practice certain specific professions? However not a stereotype, a majority of gujaratis are share traders in the Stock market(day traders), goldsmiths, and a large majority are self-employed businessmen 4. What seems to be the general philosophy driving this community? 5. How does this community relate to the nation and the world at large? 6. What’s the literature, poets? 7. Who are the writiers,narsinh Mehta, umashankarjoshi freedom fighters,sardar vallabhbhai patel mahatma kings/queens if any? as earlier under chandraguppta maurya, then rajput clan the original inhabitants,but they later gave way to the mughal sultanate, and the Marathas who fought extensively for these territories, there are still minor kings with nominal power in regions like vadodara and bhavnagar (Past and present) 8. What is the attire? Traditional attire is kurta pyjama or dhotis, now more formalmore western however some still wear kurtas Women- saris were traditional, now more informals and western influenced, but still salwar kameez is often worn as well as saris too but mainly for occasions and events 9.
Is there a specific food? (past and present)food has not changed too much and may have evolved based on influences from all over the country balanced meal, dal and roti from the north and rice from the south 10. dance/music/forms of entertainment of the community raas garba gujarati community You have to answer these questions in relation to yourselves: 1. Did I already know about all this? If so, how? yes parents, grandparents. Personal experience or some of it had to inquire with parents and certain facts wer derived from the net because 1.
Why didn’t I already know about this? What kept me away from this information? Yes I did know about a lot of this information through personal experience gained from discussions with parents, some of it I have read in the newspapers, and also as I learnt gujarati as a language in school I am familiar with the poets and literature. However, I had very limited knowledge of my own 2. Do I wear, eat, practice, know any of the past traits – with respect to attire, food, forms of entertainment. If yes, how and why?
If no, how and why? not clothes but food, customs, yes. Entertainment yes but only to a small extent, sports and tech are more prominent 3. What do I feel about the literature/politics/History of my community/communities? i did have certan knowledge about the literature and the 4. How do I view the present of my community in relation to the nation and the world? 5. What do I feel about the ‘culture’ to which I belong? 6. Where do I stand in relation to all the information I have gathered about the community?