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.

A Peerless Peer

After the jury selected Basharat Peer, author of Curfewed Night, as the Kashmiri of the year 2009, Kashmir Life invited Dr Haseeb A Drabu...
Former IUST VC Prof Sidiq Wahid with Governor NN Vohra.

Bad Ideas Infect

by Siddiq Wahid Ideas have histories. To understand an idea, it is important to understand its history. One such is the caricatured criticism that nothing...

Nehru’s Love for Kashmir

Edwina-Nehru relationship and its impact on J&K’s fate is a favourite debate for historians, but India does not seem ready to watch what it...

South Asian Conflicts and the Drug Trade

by Siddiq Wahid Deepthroat was the colourful name assigned to one the key figures in the emblematic Watergate scandal that brought the United States’ Nixon...

‘A plague on both their houses’

Career diplomat and one of the many South Asian experts in US Howard B Schaffer’s just released book ‘The limits of influence’: America’s role...

A river chronicled

Jhelum has remained central to the identity of Kashmir, even worshipped at times. While chroniclers and hagiographers produced accounts of dynasties and warlords, the...

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,...

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