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.

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Managing 1947 Mayhem

After the erstwhile J&K state was sliced into two halves amid massive demographic upheavals, the International Committee of the Red…

History
Understanding Kashmiri

The only Englishman who is more famous in Kashmir than the UK is Sir Walter R Lawrence, the man who’s…

Books
Kandahar’s Qizilbash

From Kashmir’s first matriculate in the late nineteenth century to the poet of ‘A Country Without A Post Office’, the…

Conflict
Rare Survivor

Barely eight and he lost his family in 1947 riots with Hari Singh in town. Not knowing why they were…

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Pathan Remembers

Witness to the goriest 1990s, former police officer Israr Khan was part of the set-up that escorted Kashmiri Pandits, out…

History
Pulwama’s Martyrs Day

The follow up to 1931 upheavals in Kashmir are scattered and sketchy. Almost 500 people were killed across Kashmir in…

Books
Prelude to 35A

A God forsaken country, located deep into Himalayas, Kashmir would play host to anybody and everybody. Criminals, deserters, rebels and…

Books
1931, The Pellet Start

A public holiday, July 13 is a landmark day in the history of Kashmir that is being observed sincerely by…

History
Lalla Rookh Debate

People talking about Kashmir are so ignorant about the place that they presume most of nearly seven million people inhabiting…

History
Whither Zainageer

One of the major belts that Budshah made famous was the Zainageer in Sopore outskirts. He had built a palace…

History
Zainakote Conversion

Budshah found the karewa an ideal spot to oversee a bird abundant wetland, hunt and rest. Shahmiris gone, the garden…

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Deconstructing Budshah

Kashmir’s medieval Sultan Zain-ul-Abideen was tolerant, secular, humane and lover of knowledge and art. He built Kashmir and faced challenges…

History
Teing’s Last Secret

Does regular discoveries of artefacts and coins in Dalwan village point to a larger secret? Saima Bhat visits the place…

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