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.

Remembering Shahid

Amitav Ghosh referred to Agha Shahid Ali as the ‘closest that Kashmir had to a national poet’. Recently America’s prestigious and largest publishing house,...

Untouchability Reforms in J&K

A BJP lawmaker funding upper caste crematoriums and more recently the Jammu University faculty getting invitations with their category mentioned on the covers, seemingly...

Women In Kashmir Tehreek

After centuries of suppression when Kashmir launched its struggle to regain the life of dignity and honour, it was not a male-only battle. Dr...

Kashmir: The Conflict and the Questions

With a PhD each from JNU and University of Massachusetts, Dr Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra is currently a Director at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre, in...

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...

1931, The Pellet Start

A public holiday, July 13 is a landmark day in the history of Kashmir that is being observed sincerely by both the camps in...

A Statesman

In 1947, Kashmir was literally independent for many fortnights. After rumours about the major princely state joining India, there was Poonch rebellion and tribal...

Sans Geelani

Khursheed Mahmud Kasuri was Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf’s Minister of Foreign Affairs (November 3, 2002 – November 15, 2007) and is considered an...

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...

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...

Ghazal and Agha Shahid

Poet Agha Shahid Ali (February 4, 1949 to December 8, 2001) eventually became Kashmir’s identity in the English literature.  Prof G R Malik, the...

Explosion After A Royal Visit

Written on August 2, 1870, this piece offers details about the ‘pride of possession’ when Britons came visiting Kashmir. Shedding light about the court...

Writing For Kids

Once recognized, writers usually avoid writing about the children. This is the key factor for limitations in the Kashmiri literature for children. Aaqib Hyder...

Earth’s Invisible Owners

His encounters with invisible contagions apart, Kashmir origin American epidemiologist, Dr Ali S Khan’s book offers fascinating simplification of the complex scientific processes and the significance...

The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism, A Review

Book: The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism (From The Cold War To The Present Day) Author: Nandita Haksar Print Length: xvi + 335 Genre: Non Fiction / Narrative Publisher: Speaking Tiger, New...

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