Browsing: History

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.

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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…

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Mistaking Majority? 

While guiding the destiny of overwhelmingly Muslim Jammu and Kashmir with India, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was confident that the state’s…

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A Massacre Debate

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

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Those Cholera Carnage’s

Unlike many other epidemics, the Cholera has been Kashmir’s resident killer for most of the nineteenth century when the bacteria…

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Surviving Epidemics

Most of the epidemics that Kashmir history has witnessed were imported and they thrived on unhygienic environs, indifferent rulers and…

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The Urdu Umpire

More than 130 years of being the official language of Jammu and Kashmir, Urdu’s fate hangs in balance as the…

Faith
Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details…

History Gandhi in Mujahid Manzil, Srinagar Begum Abdullah is also there.
Gandhi And Kashmir

In order to imagine how Mahatma Gandhi would have responded to Kashmir’s present situation, it is important to understand Gandhi’s…

History Sheikh Abdullah and Indira Gandhi
The Accord Cable

After G Parthasarthy and Mirza Afzal Beg signed the accord for their political masters on February 24, 1975, the then…

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…

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Delimitating Debate

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

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