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
A Statesman

In 1947, Kashmir was literally independent for many fortnights. After rumours about the major princely state joining India, there was…

Books
Women In Kashmir Tehreek

After centuries of suppression when Kashmir launched its struggle to regain the life of dignity and honour, it was not…

Elections
Jumhooriyat

Kashmir Life desk offers snapshots of the assembly elections that J&K witnessed post-partition (Ladies took lead in some areas in…

History
Silently Similar

Changing masters and the political geographies have not altered one routine, the summer tensions. Masood Hussain reports the peak crises…

Diplomacy
That Televised War

It has been 17 years since India and Pakistan fought a ‘localized’ war over the hills between Zoji La and…

Conflict
The Gilgit Rebel

From Gilgit to Kupwara, Srinagar to Jammu and eventually from Muzaffarabad to London, Amanullah Khan Astori lived an eventful life…

History
Over to Professor

After he was barred from teaching in 1986, the disgruntled Prof Abdul Gani Bhat began lecturing on politics in a…

Elections
The Big Jama’at

Had Jama’at-e-Islami not offered its resource base and the vast organizational skeleton, MUF might not had been as important as…

Elections
Ghulam Mohammad Mir

Ghulam Mohammad Mir (September 21, 1949 – December 16, 1993) A man, who jumped into politics, contested an election unsuccessfully…

Elections
Crisis Manager!

He literally kept Jama’at-e-Islami alive after its entire leadership was jailed post-1987 state assembly results. Mohammad Raafi talks to Mohammad…

Elections
Assassinated

After a new situation took over Kashmir within a year after the March 1987 elections, many players from the unionist…

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