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 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,…

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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…

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Sheikh and Plebiscite

Biography of Kashmir’s tallest leader Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah has certain references that M J Aslam failed to get a plausible…

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…

History
Before Pathan Raids

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

History
Exiled By Hijack

In between the two high-profile hijackings of 1971 and 1999 involving Kashmir, there was one least reported and much less…

History Civil Secretariat
Between Red And Green

The right-wingers demolished Sheikh Abdullah’s ‘empire’ by taking their battle – Eak Vidhan, Eak Nishan, against the twin flags system…

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School of Defection

With assembly active and no government in place, various politicians are attempting to get power and are keenly exploring the…

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Quit Kashmir Movement 1946

Four years after Congress launched Quit India Movement, Sheikh Abdullah announced Quit Kashmir on May 15, 1946. It triggered massive…

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