The Kissa Khwani Bazaar

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English: Montage of various Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...
 
The Kissa Khwani Bazaar (Pashto:کيسه خوانې بازار, Urdu: قصه خواني بازار‎) (or 'Market of Story-tellers') is a bazaar of Peshawar, in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (then N.-W.F.) province Gazetteer,[1] traveller Lowell Thomas[2] and Peshawar's British commissioner Herbert Edwardes[3] called it "the Piccadilly of Central Asia".
It was the site of the 1930 massacre, when British soldiers fired upon a crowd of unarmed protesters.
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