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.

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 events from Roti Agitation...

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...

Obama On India

The former US President Barack Obama’s book ‘A Promised Land’ has made a special mention of his first India tour and in between, he...

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...

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. It won 2020, Gloria Anzaldua,...

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 them to take supplies...

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...

Past of the Future

By the weave of the book, the author has reclaimed the past of his generation. Does the weft of his narrative frame the future...

Still Alive?

Colonel S W "Syd" Thomson (November 14, 1914 – November 8, 2009) was an Australian veteran who was wounded during the war in Sicily....

Srinagar – August 1868

Kashmir has been written profusely in the last few centuries. Not every traveller has been kind to Kashmir and its people. J F Foster, an...

Naipaul’s Kashmir

Trinidad born Indian origin Nobel Laureate Sir V S Naipaul, who died on August 11, 2018, in London was one of the greatest English...

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...

Kashmir’s Christian Heroines

In the name of God and for the spread of the Gospel, these women left their homes in Europe and got education and modern...

Daulat Beg Uldi: An Introduction

The ongoing Sino-Indian tensions are primarily focussed around Daulut Beg Uldi, a high mountain plateau almost equidistant to the Karakoram Pass and the Akshi...

Khache Origins

When Kashmiris serving in the Ladakh desert were called Khachul or Khache, they were taking it as a slang. Historian David G Atwill in...

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