Saffron in Kashmir

Thomas C, Burke ThomasBurke at AOL.COM
Sun Nov 7 22:34:34 UTC 1999

I recall having somewhere read of a tradition in Kashmir that that saffron is
not native to the valley but was introduced from  outside. In Indian Food, a
Historical Companion (Delhi, 1994), K. T. Achaya states that saffron
cultivation in Kashmir seems to have begun in about 550 C.E. I have been
unable to trace sources for these statements.

Could anyone please provide information or bibliographic sources about the
early history of saffron in Kashmir?

Thomas Burke           thomasburke at

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