Creative Proverbs from the Kashmiri Culutre
Creative Proverbs from the . .
Kashmiri* Culture
(* denotes a culture rather than a country.)

Background: The Kashmiri vocabulary is mixed, containing Dardic, Sanskrit, Punjabi, and Persian elements. Religious differences are evident in vocabulary and choice of alphabet. The earliest example of the Kashmiri language is found in 94 four-line stanzas embedded in the Sanskrit philosophical work datee as late as the 15th century. The most famous poets of Kashmiri in this period were women.

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Proverbs from the Kashmiri Culture
Life is like a lamp flame; it needs a little oil now and then.
Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.
I bought the nettle, sowed the nettle, and then the nettle stung me.
Where there is sunshine, there is also shade.
One man's beard is on fire, and another man warms his hands on it.

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