Anecdotes about mangoesIn another 15 to 20 days, the mango seasons would be over. Along with real mangoes, In the virtual platform of ISC also, we have immensely enjoyed the stories of joys and sorrows of beautiful mangoes. Now let us discuss some interesting anecdotes about mangoes.
First anecdote: In earlier days, Nawabs and other Muslim aristocrats of present Uttar Pradesh used to make two slices of mangoes and then cool these slices. After cooling, they used to put kebabs between the two slices and enjoyed kebab-mango sandwiches. I am eagerly waiting to get the offer of having such kebab-sandwiches from some of my Muslim friends from Uttar Pradesh.
Second anecdote: In undivided Bengal, Bengali landlords used to do experiment of developing new varieties/breeds of mangoes. They used to appoint special gardeners with very high salary, solely for developing new varieties of mangoes. This activity used to become a sort of competition between two or more neighbouring landlords and sometime caused tragic incidents. Even landlords used to take the services of thieves to destroy each others mango plantations. However, due to these competitions, many new varieties of mangoes have been created in Bengal, some of which can still be found in local markets of various districts, especially in Malda and Murshidabad.
Other Members can also share such anecdotes about mangoes.