Men, women and children flock to the famous Urdu Bazaar near Burns Road.
The popular spot for buying both, new and old books, notebooks, stationary and all the back-to-school items one would want to get their hands on.
Urdu Bazaar is among the oldest book markets in the entire subcontinent, and its roots can be traced back to the Mughal Empire. ‘Urdu’ comes from the Turkish word Ordu meaning ‘army’, and ‘Bazaar’ is a Persian word meaning ‘market’. Urdu was widely spoken among the soldiers of the Mughal era, and some historians go so far as to say that the Urdu language received its name from the Urdu Bazaar.
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Part of text by Youlin Magazine