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Faith
A Shariah Sultanate

Within decades of their rule when Muslims were still a minority, Shahmiri Sultans took the advice of their spiritual leaders…

Faith
Hindu Subjects, Muslim Rulers

As the internecine fighting between feudal lords and kings triggered an unending appetite for Turkish mercenaries, Muslims from the neighbourhood…

Books
Cashmere’s  Lalla Rookh

A British poet’s 1817 narrative made Cashmere instantly famous in the West but nobody knew the man had fallen in…

Faith
Kashmir’s Mlecch Era

Abortive takeover bids did not prevent the Muslim influences from impacting the Kashmir society. Long before Kashmir’s transition to Islam,…

History
Neglected Discoveries

What lies beneath is the question that has baffled archeologists for long. Perhaps the answer lies in discoveries made on…

Faith
Islam’s Kashmir Story

For nearly 300 years, Muslim conquerors from Baghdad and Turkey tried to overtake Kashmir, then a strong Hindu kingdom. Kashmir’s…

Cover Story
Jagmohan Days

NDA government’s Padma Vibhushan to Jagmohan Malhotra pushed Kashmir back to his stint in 1990s’, reliving the days and nights of…

History
Enters Mufti

A law graduate’s journey from small south Kashmir town to the highest power corridors in Delhi is scripted with twists…

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Forgotten Dispatches

France’s ‘botanical romantic’ Victor Vincelas Jacquemont (1801-1832) spent 1831 summer in Kashmir at the peak of exploitative Sikh misrule. Letters,…

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