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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.

Books A November 1949 photograph showing Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Prime Minister of J&K, ploughing in a field as part of his ‘Grow More Food programme’.
Costly Land Reforms

In the history of Kashmir, land to tiller is the biggest intervention that lacks parallels. But these proved very costly…

Books Aijaz Ashraf Wani Whither Governance? Kashmir
Whither Governance?

A young academic has revisited the state of governance in Jammu and Kashmir between 1948 and 1989 and attempted to…

Books Mohsin Alam Bhat Suroor Mander
Juvenile Justice: A Critique

A report based on the first-hand study suggests the Jammu and Kashmir’s criminal justice system is utterly inadequate in addressing…

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Srinagar Fires 1892

Kashmir was always interesting and enigmatic. Charles Adolphus Murray, the 7th Earl of Dunmore was in Srinagar in May 1892,…

Books Bulbulshah Mosque. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur
Kashmir’s First Preacher

In this brief write-up, Dr Darakhshan Abdullah offers an idea about Islam’s emphasis on preaching while offering basic details about…

Books Durimg one of his visits, Viceroy from India being taken to the Sherghari Palace in Srinagar.
Srinagar in 1900

In the concluding part of the 2-part series excerpted from Duke’s Guidebook to Kashmir, Joshu M Duke, the military doctor,…

Books An illustration showing the Nala Mar way in 1870.
Kashmir From The Hills

Around 1900, a British surgeon during his long tenure in Kashmir wrote Duke’s Guidebook to Kashmir, primarily aimed at European…

Books Altaf Hussain Parra - The Making of Modern Kashmir - Book Review by Shabir Mir
Understanding Sheikh

Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah has been Kashmir’s enigmatic and complex political leader who was as much the master of his persona…

Books Christian cemetary in Sheikh Bagh near city centre where Robert Thrope is buried.
Cashmere Misgovernment

A British army officer Robert Thorp (1838-1868) was the son of a Kashmiri mother and a British colonel. While visiting…

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Love’s True Colours

by Shabir Mir True Colours by Sufi Auqib, a Kashmir based young writer, is the latest addition to the list…

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Writing For Kids

Once recognized, writers usually avoid writing about the children. This is the key factor for limitations in the Kashmiri literature…

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Sheikh and Plebiscite

Biography of Kashmir’s tallest leader Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah has certain references that M J Aslam failed to get a plausible…

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Women Politics In Conflict

Contrary to the general belief that Kashmiri women have remained insulated from the politics and continue to remain the victims…

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On Akhter Mohiuddin

One of the Kashmir’s most prominent short-story writer Akhter Mohiuddin was tallest amongst his contemporaries, writes Ghulam Nabi Khayal The…

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