Glaciers of the Sind Valley, Sonamerg
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph looking along the Sind Valley and River towards the glaciers, at Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s, from the Edward Molyneux Collection: 'Album of Indian Photographs'. Sonamarg ('Meadow of Gold') is located near Srinagar in the north of Kashmir, near Ladakh. The Sind is a tributary of the River Jhelum, and runs through the Sind Valley. The source of the Sind is traditionally considered to be the sacred Lake Gangbal on Harmukh Mountain. The river flows for sixty miles and joins the Jhelum at Lake Anchar at Ganderbal entering through a swampy delta.