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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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Dialogue Details

Atal Behari Vajpayee’s government is credited by everybody for the talks he initiated with Kashmir’s moderate Hurriyat Conference. Barring a…

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Link to the Past

Youngsters quest to find missing links to their troubled past has upped the sale of history books in Kashmir. Irfan…

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A Glimpse of History

By: Irfan Tramboo What happened in Kashmir in the pre-1947 era is still largely shrouded in mystery. Only once in…

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Reintroducing Ghani Kashmiri

As the Persian language vanished from public life in Kashmir a huge amount of literature automatically became unreadable. A century…

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Of Forgetting And Remembrance

Writing history of a zone where attempts to historicize events dwell on finding ‘heroes and villains’ and where corrupt academia…

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A Musical Journey

When everything in Kashmir virtually came to a halt with the outbreak of militancy in 1989, Mohammad Amin Lala, a…

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Jinnah’s Kashmir Controversy (I)

Noted Kashmir expert, commentator and author, AG Noorani’s utterance that Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah rejected Lord Mountbatten’s proposal on…

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Writing For The Divided People

Pushed to the sidelines, the history of the erstwhile principality of Poonch has been largely ignored in understanding the Kashmir…

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Fresh Narrative

by Shujaat Bukhari Christopher Snedden’s latest book Kashmir: The Unwritten History not only gives a twist to the cause of…

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Geelani’s Autobiography

Sara Wani reviews the first volume of Syed Ali Geelani’s autobiography, Wular Kinaray Syed Ali Geelani’s autobiography Wular Kinaray (On…

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New Book, New Revelations

That Poonch rebellion and not the tribal raids were fundamental to the slicing of erstwhile Kashmir state is an established…

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Reliving the Past

Even as tens of books were published this season, Kashmir read only two books in huge numbers – one by…

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Wronged Hostages

A recently released book ‘The Meadow’ shines the light on some of the darkest days in Kashmir’s contemporary history. In…

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