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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.

13 July 1931: A Chapter of Kashmir

by G M Lone A chapter of Kashmir history starts from 1846 when Sikh rule ended and the British sold Kashmir to Dogra Maharaja Gulab...

Yours Faithfully!

Many tools were employed by Hindu Rulers to manage Muslim subjects. One of them was the Muslim clergy. Khalid Bashir Ahmad details the largesse...
A soldier stands gaurd in Bohri Kadal on January 22, 1990 a day afetr the massacre -- Photo: Mehraj Din

Gawkadal A Massacre, A Case

It took 22 years for the State Human Rights Commission to order a formal inquiry into Gawkadal massacre in which scores of harmless people...

Neglected Discoveries

What lies beneath is the question that has baffled archeologists for long. Perhaps the answer lies in discoveries made on and off. But an...

A Shariah Sultanate

Within decades of their rule when Muslims were still a minority, Shahmiri Sultans took the advice of their spiritual leaders seriously and implemented Shariah,...

Sheikh’s UN Speech

Within four months after the tribal raids led to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and eventually triggered the first war between India and...

A History’s Witness

K D Sethi is a dark old horse that has been a part of and an intimate witness to some of the most important...
Sheikh Abdullah and Indira Gandhi

The Accord Cable

After G Parthasarthy and Mirza Afzal Beg signed the accord for their political masters on February 24, 1975, the then Prime Minister Mrs Indira...

Prison Dairies

Former inmates who served in various jails across Jammu and Kashmir, and the lawyers who visited them, reveal an awful tale of official apathy...

Missionaries and a Pandit

Christian missionaries have remained actively involved on Kashmir’s health and education fronts. But in all regimes, they were accused of using their influence for...

The Raj Bhawan Man

Wali Mohammad who has served five governors in J&K is a living history of one of the most powerful institutions of administration. Shams Irfan...

Women In Kashmir Tehreek

After centuries of suppression when Kashmir launched its struggle to regain the life of dignity and honour, it was not a male-only battle. Dr...

Biscoe’s Kashmir 1935

Missionary educationist, Cecil Earle Tyndale Biscoe (1863–1949) was a key player in pushing Kashmir to modern education and a better understanding of the world...

A Statesman

In 1947, Kashmir was literally independent for many fortnights. After rumours about the major princely state joining India, there was Poonch rebellion and tribal...
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Jammu 1947

As a student leader, peace activist and a staunch supporter of democracy, journalist Ved Bhasin (May 1, 1929 – November 5, 2015) faced his...