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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.

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Taxing Paradise

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

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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…

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A Perfect Plot

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

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Damaras: An Introduction

The Western scholars to whom Kashmir shall perpetually remain indebted for their extensive research on history and culture of the…

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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…

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Obama On India

The former US President Barack Obama’s book ‘A Promised Land’ has made a special mention of his first India tour…

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A Consequential Kidnapping

There are various versions to the kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, the medico daughter of the then Home Minister, Mufti Mohammad…

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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.…

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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…

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Past of the Future

By the weave of the book, the author has reclaimed the past of his generation. Does the weft of his…

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Still Alive?

Colonel S W “Syd” Thomson (November 14, 1914 – November 8, 2009) was an Australian veteran who was wounded during…

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Srinagar – August 1868

Kashmir has been written profusely in the last few centuries. Not every traveller has been kind to Kashmir and its…

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Naipaul’s Kashmir

Trinidad born Indian origin Nobel Laureate Sir V S Naipaul, who died on August 11, 2018, in London was one…

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