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.

History
Glimpses Of Ancient History

A portion of the precious sixth century Gilgit Manuscripts discovered accidently by cattle grazers were taken to Delhi by Pandit…

Books
Wronged Hostages

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

Conflict
Gore And Gloss

Public memory, particularly of horror, is such a heritage that often guides societies away from feeding conditions that could lead…

History
Sopore Massacre

An eyewitness of the infamous “Jan 6 Sopore massacre”, Abdul Hamid Bhat, narrates the horrid tale of the slaughter and…

Culture
Rekindling Persian Past

Persian literature contains an immense treasure of Kashmiri culture and history almost totally obliterated from the present realm. But, as…

Cover Story
‘Deceit’ of Dialogue

New Delhi has often responded to political crises in Kashmir by renewing official and track-II dialogue with separatists. This approach…

History
A Tradition Survives

The ‘bribe for berth’ case involving Kashmir’s first family is nothing new. It is just a standard practice of how…

History
That Missing Meem Sahab

Thirty years after the young Scottish girl vanished in Sonamarg, her visually-impaired father still harbours a flickering hope that she…

History
A March For History

August 11, 2008 will remain ingrained in Kashmir’s psyche, the day Kashmiris responded to the blatant economic blockade by right-wing…

History
Unknown, Unsung

While Abdul Qadeer Khan was on trial in Srinagar Central Jail for exhorting people to rise against the monarch, a…

Faith
Crashed godhood

As Yoga guru Baba Ramdev continues to dominate news headlines across India, J&K has forgotten Dhirendra Brahmachari. Under patronage of…

History
Too Many Tragedies

Scores of mourners carrying the body of slain Mirwaiz in 1990 were killed when forces opened fire on the funeral…

Culture
Unbridgeable

The famous wooden bridges of Valley added to uniqueness of the Kashmir’s architecture and have served people for centuries.…

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