Four Jatar ladies of yesteryear

During the old days, taking a photograph was an event. People got dressed up and went to the studio. I can imagine how excited these lovely ladies must have been when they decked up in their finery and trooped to the studio.

This photo was probably clicked before 1927, because 1927 was the year when Indira Jatar got married.

From Left to Right: Kumud Jatar, Chani Jatar, Indira Jatar and Sarojini (Banutai [seated]).

4 ladies framed

Chani (Chandrabhaga) and Sarojini were sisters, daughters of Kashinath Jatar (Bapurao), who was the eldest son of Shriram Jatar. Sarojini married Narsimha Laxman Inamdar. Chani died early.

The ladies on either side of them are Kumud Jatar and Indira Jatar. Kumud Jatar was the daughter of Ranganath Jatar (Balasaheb), the son of Shriram Jatar who passed away very early when Kumud was a child. Later, Kumud married Shankarao Borgaonkar of Hyderabad. Indira Jatar was the daughter of Bhausaheb, and married Shri Bhalchandra Balkrishna Bhajekar. Thus, Kumud and Indira were the first cousins of Chandrabhaga and Sarojini.

I cannot help but wonder what these sisters and cousins talked about. They led stable and secure lives and had loving families so their hopes and dreams came true. Except for Chani, ofcourse.

2 thoughts on “Four Jatar ladies of yesteryear

  1. Nita, I don’t think the second lady from left is Sushilatai .Sushilatai was the youngest daughter of Bapurao and got married in Pune in 1938 or 39. You may have seen a celebrated group photograph of the Jatar family at Sushilatai’s wedding .The lady in question could be either Ani or Chani. two other daughters of Bapurao. I wonder how we can confm ? Raghunath

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Raghunathkaka. I talked to Neelutai and she said it is probably Chani (Chandrabhaga) and I have made the necessary changes. She said these four ladies were in a poem written by Bapurao, Chani, Bani, Inda etc.

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