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.

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…

History
Muslim Conference Conversion

One of the landmark decisions in Kashmir’s history was the conversion of the Muslim Conference into National Conference in 1939.…

Faith An 1890 photograph of Khanqah and its adjoining homes taken from the banks of Jhelum.
Like Father, Like Son

A decade after Amir-e-Kabir’s departure, his son came with 300 preachers. But his nearly two-decade-long sojourn in Srinagar witnessed a…

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Srinagar Fires 1892

Kashmir was always interesting and enigmatic. Charles Adolphus Murray, the 7th Earl of Dunmore was in Srinagar in May 1892,…

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,…

History Kitchlew at a function held for the slain civilians of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
Cashmere in Jallianwala Bagh

As tens of thousands of Kashmiris were pushed out of the valley by hunger, poverty, exploitation and the fortune-hunting during…

Governance
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…

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Tral’s Gufkrals’

On the foothills of Tral is a maze of caves that is an established archaeological site offering details about the…

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…

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Those Dark Days

Barely married he was and the partition took place. After surviving the massacres at his Reasi home, Karimuddin and his…

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