Browsing: History

It may or may not love it but Kashmir is fascinated about its past, despite it being troubled. Part of the crisis that the present is grappling with is an impact of the past of the place. This section offers detailed reportage and the analysis of key history developments of the state of Jammu and Kashmir which includes the characters who have dominated these developments. This section is usually featuring the experts in the field of history.

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…

Cover Story
Delimitating Debate

Powerful Modi government is reportedly toying with the idea of a fresh delimitation for Kashmir assembly by undoing a legislative…

History
Muslim Conference Conversion

One of the landmark decisions in Kashmir’s history was the conversion of the Muslim Conference into National Conference in 1939.…

Faith An 1890 photograph of Khanqah and its adjoining homes taken from the banks of Jhelum.
Like Father, Like Son

A decade after Amir-e-Kabir’s departure, his son came with 300 preachers. But his nearly two-decade-long sojourn in Srinagar witnessed a…

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,…

Governance
Ladakh in J&K

More than 178 years of losing its sovereignty in a ruthless invasion, many years before Kashmir was sold, Ladakh had…

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Jamaat Jammed

As the Jamaat-e-Islami workers are imprisoned across Jammu and Kashmir after the party was banned by the Home Ministry, forcing…

Books
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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Tral’s Gufkrals’

On the foothills of Tral is a maze of caves that is an established archaeological site offering details about the…

History
An Amir Memory

After reading two books, he gave up a lucrative teacher’s job, which was the lone source of his income to…

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Those Dark Days

Barely married he was and the partition took place. After surviving the massacres at his Reasi home, Karimuddin and his…

History
Before Pathan Raids

A series of developments took place before and after the crucial three days between October 23 and 27, 1947, but…

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