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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.

Crucial Evidence

John B Ireland, an American citizen, set out sailing Asia, Africa and Europe for six years between 1861 and 1866. He used to write...

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...

Self-publishing Errors

As more and more writers resort to self-publishing their works, it damages the works and the process of credible publishing. While reviewing a self-published...
A photograph of 1920 shows the Kashmiri professionals taking the tourists to Gulmarg in palkis.

1853: A Tourist On Foot

An unknown Englishman has penned in his peculiar language his long trek from Shimla to Srinagar via Tibet on foot in the summer of...

Off The Shelf

An improvement in the literacy rate is not changing the age-old trend of avoiding books within and outside the classrooms. With the section of...

‘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...

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...

Do Not Wait For UN

Academic Prof Saifuddin Soz has been in politics for a long time. Basically, from NC, he joined Congress and became a central minister. A...

Shahabad’s Samud Shah

Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1801-63) was a British barrister who played first class cricket 11 times between 1819 and 1845. The first Englishman who has...

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...

Deconstructing The Ayodhya Controversy

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay's The Demolition, the Verdict, and the Temple examines the Ayodhya controversy, highlighting its profound societal impacts, writes Syed Shadab Ali Gillani The...

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...

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...

Mahmud Gami: An Introduction

University of Kashmir professor, Mufti Mudasir is discovering great Kashmiri poets for the English readership. After translating Gani Kashmiri, and Mehmud Gami, he was...

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...