National Geographic : 1952 Nov
Rawalpindi Does 1 Its Daily Shopping to in Rajah Bazaar "Seeking a place from which . to make an altitude shot of the . bazaar," the authors write, "we knocked on a door and asked if we might use the balcony. We were met by a physician, who not only granted our wish but insisted we stay for tea. Intro ducing us to his wife and son, he told us the story of their . flight from India during the yo communal riots. There they abandoned three houses and 800 acres of land. Here they lived in two rooms above the noisy street. " 'But I am fortunate,' said the doctor. 'I lost my property, but my profession can never be confiscated. I am able to build a new life and at the same time serve my own people.' " Here three men wear the Jin nah cap, a karakul headpiece named for the late Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Pakistan's founder (page 637). They are followed by a tonga, a horse-drawn carriage used as a taxi. Though Rawalpindi has motor cabs, many people prefer the cheaper tongas. Rawalpindi, next to Lahore, is the largest city in the Pun jab. For years it quartered British India forces keeping order in the North-West Fron tier Province; now Pakistan's army makes the place its head quarters (page 675). Formerly the city carried on a flourishing trade with Srin agar, but the clash over Kash mir dried up that commerce.