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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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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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The Bridge Builder Poet

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

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Shahabad’s Samud Shah

Godfrey Thomas Vigne (1801-63) was a British barrister who played first class cricket 11 times between 1819 and 1845. The…

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Penman’s Peregrination

Life takes a full circle, quite literally. Syed Asma talks to noted Urdu and Kashmiri essayist Prof Mohammed Zaman Azurdah…

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Cashmere’s  Lalla Rookh

A British poet’s 1817 narrative made Cashmere instantly famous in the West but nobody knew the man had fallen in…

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Kashmir’s Nitasha

Her debut novel speaks a long tale of a lost identity and that was precisely why the jury at Man Asian…

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Of Rhymes, and Rhymesters

When five poetry aficionados from different professions and places discovered a common thread in virtual world, they floated a cause…

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Narrator of Pain

From the strife-torn Kashmir when Shahnaz Bashir came out with his woeful tale of the ‘half mother’, many reacted saying…

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Forgotten Dispatches

France’s ‘botanical romantic’ Victor Vincelas Jacquemont (1801-1832) spent 1831 summer in Kashmir at the peak of exploitative Sikh misrule. Letters,…

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