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.

CuK’s “precondition” disgruntles book suppliers of valley

Bilal Handoo SRINAGAR The book supply lines that feed libraries of educational institutes across Kashmir aren’t always devoid of dubious deals. At least, this is what...

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,...

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...

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...

Burhan, Islamabad and Gwadar

Delhi manipulated post-1965 support in Kashmir by permitting a minority political class to grow gradually and dominate the scene. Strategic affairs specialists Pravin Sawhney...

“I don’t think justice is going to be given to you!”

Coalition of Civil Society Kashmir invited Mridu Rai, author of ‘Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects: Islam, Rights and The History of Kashmir’ to deliver a...

“When we seek to introspect dialectics of any process, both its negative and positive...

Dr Mir Khalid was born into a prominent civil services’ family in Safakadal, Srinagar. His clinical research has appeared in the British Journal of...

A Concerned Writing

The mass exodus of Kashmiri Pundits in 1990 physically separated the two communities but they continue to have shared memories, ethnicity and culture, this...

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...

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...

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...

Of Rhymes, and Rhymesters

When five poetry aficionados from different professions and places discovered a common thread in virtual world, they floated a cause to give podium to...

Worth the read

Reading books is a highly beneficial activity, but not many students in Kashmir read books outside their syllabus. Ibrahim Wani reports the experiences of...

Of Forgetting And Remembrance

Writing history of a zone where attempts to historicize events dwell on finding ‘heroes and villains’ and where corrupt academia has failed to relate...

Love of Language

He spent his life’s saving for the promotion of Kashmiri literature by distributing books free of cost. Shakir Mir sketches Gumgeen’sliterary journey and his...

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