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.

Culture
Dried up

Once witnessing huge inflow of migratory, many of Kashmir’s wetlands have dried up. Ikhlaq Qadri reports.   At least seven wetlands…

Culture
Walaykum Salam Ladishah drav

Confined to radio and television studio’s Ladhishah were once the popular street performers, enriching Kashmir with satire and humour. Aliya…

Culture
Skinned

Fur and furriers were a part of Kashmir’s economy, providing employment to thousands of people. A blanket ban on fur…

Business
Missing paper trail

The art of producing one of the most long lasting and durable paper was mastered in Kashmir much before the…

Culture
Hay days

A few strings of straw woven to make slippers was a common footwear, not so long ago. Waseem Ahad reports.…

History
Last Days of Maqbool Butt

Kashmir Life reproduces the article published in The Week, a Malyalam Manorama publication (February 19-25, 1984), a week after Maqbool…

History
Chasm in the bonhomie

For long Iran and India have had warm friendly relations. However, the shift in Indian foreign policy is creating wedge…

Business
Proud Kashmiri

It is a family that never sent any of its wards to any business schools, but in last 150 years…

Conflict
MASTERS IN UNIFORM

The allegations that the army had resorted to taking Kashmiris on forced labour (Begaar) during the last two decades has…

History
10 controversies of ‘09

While Shopian dominated 2009, there were other controversies too that hogged the headlines. Haroon Mirani lists the top 10. CHINESE…

History
Mystery of Accession

For over two decades now, Kashmiri separatists are observing October 27 as the ‘black day’ to mark the landing of…

Books
Nehru’s love for Kashmir

Edwina-Nehru relationship and its impact on J&K’s fate is a favourite debate for historians, but India does not seem ready…

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