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
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
Silenced Yet Still Resonating

Ali Mohammad Shahbaaz, a revolutionary poet, a satirist, a philanthropist and an educationist was a strong poetic voice that was…

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…

History
Kashmir’s Last Maharaja

Signing instrument of accession and sitting silent over the massacre of Muslims in Jammu in the fall of 1947 were…

Culture
Unbridgeable

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

Culture
No place for the native

In times when gene pool preservation is a priority all over the world, the indigenous livestock in Kashmir has disappeared,…

Cover Story
The Disconnect

Many historic routes connect Kashmir to the outside world. It has been an important place on the silk route but…

Culture
A stream buried

Ill planning and mismanagement of water resources, especially waterways, in Kashmir has lead to severe problems, turning some water bodies…

Culture
Lost in modernity

The traditional architecture is no more in fashion in Kashmir, which many believe was more suited to valley’s climatic conditions.…

Culture
Too heavy to take along

Food adulteration was unheard of in Kashmir as every household would prepare spices themselves, even husking of rice was done…

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