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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.

A Lake Exploration

A cultural anthropologist gives time to Kashmir’s famed Dal Lake and generates an impressive piece of literature, writes Insha Shirazi Michael J Casimir's The Cultural...

Nuclear Conflict?

Mike Pompeo, former US Secretary of State has claimed that India and Pakistan were on the brink of a nuclear war in wake of...

Revealing Little

Amarjit Singh Dulat is one of the many Kashmir specialists. He has handled Kashmir in the capacity of a senior IB officer and later...

The Ground Report

Khalid Bashir Gura reviews Anuradha Bhasin’s book that chronicles the Kashmir happenings after the reading down of Article 370 and 35A in August 2019 On...

1908: Kashmir’s Residency Garden

After remaining engaged with Great Game for a long time, Lt Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (May 31 1863 – July 31, 1942) was...

Understanding Muslim Personal Law

A young law teacher has authored a book on Muslim Personal Law that has almost everything that a textbook requires, writes Dr SM Afzal...

Kashmir Gems

The costliest and most fascinating Sapphire from Padder Mountains continues to remain unmatched across the globe. Though the mining is halted for more than...

A Battle for Schooling Kashmir

The Christian missionaries had to fight a despotic ruler, a superstitious society and a looter bureaucracy for a long time before they succeeded in...

The Kashmir Cases

Last month, when Justice Uday Umesh Lalit took over as the new Chief Justice of India, Kashmir politician and former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah...

Herbs and Health

Not a very long ago in Kashmir, most of the diseases were being treated by flood supplements in which fruits, herbs and vegetables were...

Reading Cardiologist’s Heart

Kashmir’s leading cardiologist, Dr U Kaul’s book offers interesting anecdotes about the evolution of better heart care and various heart-breaking events, writes Khalid Bashir...

Moorcroft’s Kashmir Days

East India Company’s veterinarian and stud manager, William Moorcroft is the most referred author about early nineteenth century Kashmir. While living in Srinagar between...

Trout Take Off In Kashmir

Introducing trout was one of the many contributions that Raj made during Kashmir’s darkest era in the nineteenth century. Offering details of how the...
An 1870 photograph showing the famed Kashmir Nautch Girls in a group photograph.

Srinagar 1868

An Assistant Surgeon in Her Majesty’s 36th Foot, John Frederick Foster (1839-1869) spent almost a quarter in 1868 summer in Kashmir, primarily for health...

South Kashmir 1868

An Assistant Surgeon in Her Majesty’s 36th Foot, John Frederick Foster (1839-1869) spent almost a quarter in 1868 summer in Kashmir, primarily for health...