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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.

A woman’s ode

Naseem Shafai, is the first Kashmiri poetess to win the Tagore Literary award. She was published two collections of her…

Qaid-i-Inqilab: Ek Tareekh, Ek Tehreek

Sara Wani

By Dr Shafi Shariati Shariati Publications, Srinagar.350 pp, Rs 200

The book that has triggered a storm in one of Kashmir’s premier political party Jamaat-e-Islami is written in highly decorative and flowery prose. It falls short of being a classic biography as it talks less about its octogenarian focus Syed Ali Shah Geelani and more about his ideology with emphasis on the “betrayals” he suffered.

Facts of Resurgent Kashmir

Author: Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain Publishers: Kashmir Institute, Abi Guzar Price: Rs 135 To be released on April 19 Sara…

Yet another jail account

by Sara Wani Long ago a non-descript man used to visit a library I frequented, not in pursuit of knowledge…

Jillawatan: A tale in exile

Author: Khaliq Parvez Publisher: Mirson Publications, Baramulla Rs.350, pp 356Wani MhIt was shock and awe when Fareeda Ghani, a greying…


After the jury selected Basharat Peer, author of Curfewed Night, as the Kashmiri of the year 2009, Kashmir Life invited…

Bad Ideas infect

Siddiq WahidIdeas have histories. To understand an idea, it is important to understand its history. One such is the caricatured…

Nehru’s love for Kashmir

Edwina-Nehru relationship and its impact on J&K’s fate is a favourite debate for historians, but India does not seem ready…

A river chronicled

Jhelum has remained central to the identity of Kashmir, even worshipped at times. While chroniclers and hagiographers produced accounts of…

Remembering Shahid

Amitav Ghosh referred to Agha Shahid Ali as the ‘closest that Kashmir had to a national poet’. Recently America’s prestigious…

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