Wednesday, July 25, 2007
You have surely read it as Mithila Mango (Demand for Mithila-from GOI) as I am always writing for Mithila State and now anybody to reply me will have also to add Mithila in my new id (which in effect will give you a bonus 'punya 'than writing my title 'thakur' though it meant for Raja Ramchandra- in whole Bengal and adjoining areas like at my home town, Forbesganj too Ram-Janki Mandir is called Thakurwadi but it has an ubiquitous meaning used by many castes in Mithila though Maharajas of Mithila Mahesh Thakur to start with was a Thakur like Jyotitishwar and Vidyapati)but here I meant from MITHILA MANGO posting after a good reading on AAM, the fruit. MITHILAMIND should keep Mithila aam too in among Mithila dishes.Anyway we can also demand Mithila for preservation and export of mango to foreign countries- air cargo will always be booked full - remember Kathalbari's kathi garis(bullock carts), maybe century before there may be gachhi of Kathars (jack fruits). Mithila can sustain itself only on its aams too (many have suspicion on its sustainability) like on it paan and meen (fish) and makhan...if properly grown and food processing units are established- even many aam(common people) thrives on aam(mango) in its season ,if not have daam(money) to purchase other things when they have to sell aam(mangoes) to middlemen in very cheap rate( as transportation is poor!) I am not able to go to my village for many years though crossed through side Madhubani-Sakri Road where I had myself planted some 30 trees of mangos(kalams purchased from Rahmganj behind Naka no.6 of Darbhanga) when I was a High School student- Bambai,the earliest crop,Maldah, the tastiest crop, Kalkatiya, the last crop and sweetest to me looked a Jarda though I had not asked for that to the nursery but maybe in confusion it was given, a 'fruitful' error, a good fruit yielding variety as a blessing un disguise (it is a mango type not of tobacco but its pale colour of 'gudda' will look you to unripe but when you will eat you will feel deliciousness superb) and likewise one Kalam turned to a Beeju(I am not talking about the President Kalam who is now made a biju being superceded by a patia made of grass... Mango, the king of fruits evolved from north-eastern region of India as per the below description in the book and Akbar's 100 thousand mango tree’s grafts may be still in Mithila(Darbhanga and adjoining area) which was in the east up to Malda(WB) in the historical times. MITHILA MANGO will mean in Hindi Demand Mithila (state we are demanding out of Bihar)But at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, MANGO is a locality, pronounced as MAANGO; I have been there many times but did not enquire as to how people understand both differently when written in English(by context probably). Arundhati Thakur(which must have read title as MAANGO may reply who is always putting several interesting information, daughter of a resident from western fringe of Mithila(of Champaran)now from Jamshedpur shifted to NOIDA in a management school to study. I had been guest of her family in the area of Mango this year. DhanakarDavidar's 'The House of Blue Mangoes' and my Cuban Mango BatidoBy Mathy Kandasamy Never one to do things by halves, he had ordered an army of malis to raise an orchard of a hundred thousand trees in Darbhanga. Even more dedicated to the cause of the fruit was Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow who was feted throughout ... VIRUNDHU - http://mathy.kandasamy.net/virundhu David Davidar's 'The House of Blue Mangoes' and my Cuban Mango Batido Posted by Mathy Kandasamy He learnt that Mangifera indica, to give its proper name, had evolved somewhere in the mysterious northeastern corner of the country over two thousand years before, and had been spread by travellers and other carriers throughout Southeast Asia, China and the Malay Archipelago. Greedy Portuguese traders and adventurers were the first pale skins to encounter it in the early years of sixteenth century. Immediately falling under its spell, they had introduced the fruit to Africa and South America. About the same time, it had travelled by another route to the West Indies, the Philippines and thence to Mexico. In the nineteenth century, it had appeared in the orchards of California, Florida and Hawaii. Everywhere they traveled, there were fascinating stories about the fruit, a delicacy so prized among the connoisseurs that it drove its admirers to all sorts of excess. The Mughal emperor Akbar's romance with the mango made even the Dorais' obsession with it pale in comparison. Never one to do things by halves, he had ordered an army of malis to raise an orchard of a hundred thousand trees in Darbhanga.