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
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…

Ecology
Budshah’s Nallai Mar  

For ages, rulers in Kashmir have constructed canals to improve life and production. But there is no ruler who could…

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…

History
Zainatilak, The Missing Town

Budshah built massive infrastructure in his half a century rule. Barring a few canals, nothing exists. But almost everything he…

Cover Story
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…

History
Hari Singh’s legacy

by A G Noorani It is appropriate that Kashmir’s last Dogra ruler, Hari Singh, should be restored to favour by…

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…

History
Sheikh Abdullah, A CIA Profile

April 8, 1964 J&K state government released Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah after withdrawing the Kashmir conspiracy case. It was a major…

Cover Story
1947: The Last Letter

At the peak of 1947 Jammu Massacre, a 17-year old bride in Bhaderwah was waiting for her professor husband with…

Elections
Jumhooriyat

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

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