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.

Advisor Memories

Son of a partition migrant from Peshawar, Ved Marwah, IPS (September 15, 1934 – June 5, 2020) headed Delhi Police and the NSG before...

Those Cholera Carnage’s

Unlike many other epidemics, the Cholera has been Kashmir’s resident killer for most of the nineteenth century when the bacteria would come with the...

A Servant’s ‘Truth Matter’

Reviewing Rassul Galwan’s autobiography, Onaiza Drabu sees the book seemingly lost most of its soul during editing that reduced it to a sort of...

Kara Galwan Story

At the heart of the stand-off between the Indian and Chinese Army are two spots – the Galwan River and the Galwan Valley. These...

Those Pock Marking Viruses

Battling diseases has been one of the few constants in life. One scourge was yet to be tackled that another appeared. In this long...

Epidemic Killed Indus Valley Civilization?

Researchers have not been able to locate a single major factor for the disappearance of the Indus Valley Civilization other than waterborne disease. Cholera, David...

A Pandemic, A Lesson

Slovenian philosopher sees the Covid-19 pandemic as an intellectual malaise that has exposed “the ultimate abyss of our being” and its remedy lies in...

5 Stages of Epidemic

by Slavoj Zizek Maybe we can learn something about our reactions to the Coronavirus epidemics from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross who, in her On Death and Dying,...

Understanding The Virus

With an estimated 100 million types and so abundant that all the life forms put together, the viruses were discovered only after the invention...

Kashmir Developments And US Policy

In anticipation of Donald Trump’s Delhi visit, Congressional Research Service (CRS), a private entity working for the US Congress on key issues, circulated a...

Witnessing The 1990 Crisis

Moosa Raza took over as Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Secretary at a time when Kashmir was changing fast. His memoir reveals newer things about...
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...

Mankind’s Kashmir Arrival

 Kashmir is one of the few locations across South Asia that still retains tell-tale details of the pre-historic settlements starting from the Neolithic age,...

Ganais Of Lahore

In TahreekAqwam Kashmir (1934), journalist and historian Munshi Muhammad Din Fauq has provided a comprehensive survey of different social groups, tribes, and castes...
Book launch of Rage and Reason

A Transitional Tale

After growing up in the shadows of the gun, journalist Gowhar Geelani details the transition that it brought in the new generation. In Rage...

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