Books

Kashmir has been written about for centuries. Off late, owing to the peculiar situation Kashmir is in, almost every south Asian scholar has written a book on Kashmir. This section offers detailed reviews of the Jammu and Kashmir related books, interviews and profiles of the authors, besides, vital excerpts from the books written recently and in past.

Mind Medicine Matrix 

Many years after a top intelligence officer served in Kashmir, his anthropologist daughter went to the US and wrote a book about the system...

The New Age Authors

 Over the last year, more and more young writers in Kashmir are taking to self-publishing their books. While enough books may not be selling,...

Kashmir’s Islamic Architecture

Kashmir has produced a lot of literature on ancient architecture involving the Buddhist and Hindu period. The deficit about the medieval Muslim era was...

Kashmir’s Rural Diversity

For a modern researcher, the Kashmir periphery might offer homogeneity of culture and economy. The reality is that the countryside has always exhibited a...

A Distant Observation

The novel that Speaking Tree published early this year is a good attempt to tell the Kashmir story but could have been told better,...

‘Peace Follows Justice And Truth’

Farah Bashir, author of Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir that Harper Collins published this spring explains why she is restless and anxious...

Revealing Records

In his latest book, poet historian Khalid Bashir Ahmad has succeeded in deconstructing myths, mysteries, events, individuals and institutions that dominated the troubled twentieth...

A Curious Translation

British poet journalist, Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) is credited for his book The Light of Asia that is seen as the first serious introduction of Buddhism...

The Kafan Cupboard

The Rumours of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir that Harper Collins published last month is a stirring account of a girl’s life in 1990s’...

Why Do I see Shamim Ahamd Shamim As Keats of Urdu Journalism?

On the death anniversary of the prominent editor, orator, and politician, Shamim Ahmad Shamim, kindly read a lecture that former government officer and a...

Should There Be A New Federal Compact Between The Centre and States?

In the book, Beyond Covid’s Shadow: Mapping India’s Economic Resurgence, Haseeb A Drabu makes a case and suggests an alternative. Here is an abridged...

Taxing Paradise

Toronto Star rowing correspondent Gordon Sinclair entered Kashmir through the Lahore-Jammu route in 1935 summer. While his narration indicates he mistook the boatmen as...

Biscoe’s Kashmir 1935

Missionary educationist, Cecil Earle Tyndale Biscoe (1863–1949) was a key player in pushing Kashmir to modern education and a better understanding of the world...

A Perfect Plot

Khalid Bashir Gura reviews Mystery of the Urban Monks, the debut novel by banker-writer from Jammu, Vikram Singh. Published by Story Mirror, the novel...

Damaras: An Introduction

The Western scholars to whom Kashmir shall perpetually remain indebted for their extensive research on history and culture of the Vale include Sir Marc...

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