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This section offers detailed reportage and the analysis of key historical developments of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It includes the economy, the politics, health and the trends in society in historical context and profiles the characters who dominated these developments. This section is usually featuring experts in the field of history.

Zaldagar 1865

Kashmir’s first labour unrest, more than 150 years ago, was the outcome of the accumulation of immense exploitation that Kashmir’s working class was subject...

Biscoe’s Kashmir 1935

Missionary educationist, Cecil Earle Tyndale Biscoe (1863–1949) was a key player in pushing Kashmir to modern education and a better understanding of the world...

Plant Collectors In Kashmir

While studying Botany, students hardly spare a thought about the processes and the people who gave their lives to identify and name the plants...

Sheikh’s UN Speech

Within four months after the tribal raids led to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and eventually triggered the first war between India and...

Damaras: An Introduction

The Western scholars to whom Kashmir shall perpetually remain indebted for their extensive research on history and culture of the Vale include Sir Marc...

History’s Major Snowfall

Every time there is a snowfall, the media chases the weatherman asking about the dates when it snowed more last time. Even elders are...

Kashmir Wazwan

A Bollywood producer, currently in Srinagar, triggered a controversy by claiming that he has introduced veg-Wazwaan. He was trolled for naming a typical thali,...

Twentieth Century Kashmir

In his fourth books, Khalid Bashir Ahmad accesses rare documents to rediscover many people between Allama Iqbal and Sheikh Abdullah to various events from Roti Agitation...

Cast In Stone

A mosque constructed by the most celebrated Mughal Queen, Nur Jahan, in the heart of Srinagar fought a lot of negative narratives to survive...

Trade Route Foundations

Edit Note: For the last more than six months, more than 50,000 troops from China and India are facing each other in a state...

1931 – A Memorandum

Months after July 13, 1931, marked the beginning of the demands for political reforms and basic rights by the Jammu and Kashmir Muslims and...

1947: Kashmiris In Amritsar

For most of the history especially after Sikhs replaced Afghans in Srinagar, most of the migrants from Kashmir were making Amritsar their home. These...

A Galwan Story

Galwans' or Kashmir’s horse-lifters are one of the least studied and controversial tribes that dominated the narrative post-Mughal annexation of Kashmir. Historians have disagreed...

Mistaking Majority? 

While guiding the destiny of overwhelmingly Muslim Jammu and Kashmir with India, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was confident that the state’s demographic character will not...

A Massacre Debate

The East India Company sold Kashmir in 1846, notwithstanding, a section of British politics was always concerned for Kashmir. Though London was too distant...

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