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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.

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...

Twentieth Century Kashmir

In his fourth books, Khalid Bashir Ahmad accesses rare documents to rediscover many people between Allama Iqbal and Sheikh Abdullah to various events from Roti Agitation...

Obama On India

The former US President Barack Obama’s book ‘A Promised Land’ has made a special mention of his first India tour and in between, he...

A Consequential Kidnapping

There are various versions to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the medico daughter of the then Home Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, in 1989. This...

Seeing The Unseen

Ather Zia’s book on the disappearances in Kashmir published by University of Washington Press was re-published in India by Zubaan. It won 2020, Gloria Anzaldua,...

Across The Burzil Pass

The trek to Gilgit is etched in Kashmir’s psyche because of the Beagar envisaging capturing of young Kashmiris and forcing them to take supplies...

Otto Honigmann: An Introduction

by Dr Michaela Appel Otto Honigmann (1879-1959) was from a renowned Aachen family of mine-owners. He was born the third son of Moritz and Marie...

Past of the Future

By the weave of the book, the author has reclaimed the past of his generation. Does the weft of his narrative frame the future...

Still Alive?

Colonel S W "Syd" Thomson (November 14, 1914 – November 8, 2009) was an Australian veteran who was wounded during the war in Sicily....

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