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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.

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Prelude to 35A

A God forsaken country, located deep into Himalayas, Kashmir would play host to anybody and everybody. Criminals, deserters, rebels and…

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Investigating Bias

Poet historian Khalid Bashir Ahmad has served the government in various capacities. But his contribution to Kashmir society came many…

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Indira in Dachigam

Scholar Congressman Jairam Ramesh is one of the few Indian politicians who have retained that Nehru style of politics, never…

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My Jammu Memories

People who survived 1947 and migrated have not forgotten their motherland. Sorayya Khurshid, who was born and brought up in…

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Manto’s Letter to Nehru

Saadat Hussain Manto’s has been Pakistan’s celebrated story writer of Kashmir origin. But not many people know that the great…

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Explosion After A Royal Visit

Written on August 2, 1870, this piece offers details about the ‘pride of possession’ when Britons came visiting Kashmir. Shedding…

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Ghazal and Agha Shahid

Poet Agha Shahid Ali (February 4, 1949 to December 8, 2001) eventually became Kashmir’s identity in the English literature.  Prof…

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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…

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A Statesman

In 1947, Kashmir was literally independent for many fortnights. After rumours about the major princely state joining India, there was…

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Partition To Tashkent

Moscow’s role in the UN has remained fundamental to New Delhi’s Kashmir policy. The base for this role was laid…

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Women In Kashmir Tehreek

After centuries of suppression when Kashmir launched its struggle to regain the life of dignity and honour, it was not…

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