Browsing: Faith

Detailed narratives about the diversity of religions and practices. This section has exhaustive reportage on the evolution and history of faiths and their interaction with the politics and the governance of the place.

Faith
Relic Resurgence

After remaining shrouded for centuries, an old city family stumbled upon the Prophet’s relics and rare manuscripts fundamental to Kashmir’s…

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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…

Faith
Sarore Sorrow

The morning police raid on Gujjar hutments in Samba is not an isolated incident. Syed Asma talks to the community…

Faith
A Shariah Sultanate

Within decades of their rule when Muslims were still a minority, Shahmiri Sultans took the advice of their spiritual leaders…

Faith
Hindu Subjects, Muslim Rulers

As the internecine fighting between feudal lords and kings triggered an unending appetite for Turkish mercenaries, Muslims from the neighbourhood…

Faith
Kashmir’s Mlecch Era

Abortive takeover bids did not prevent the Muslim influences from impacting the Kashmir society. Long before Kashmir’s transition to Islam,…

Faith
Islam’s Kashmir Story

For nearly 300 years, Muslim conquerors from Baghdad and Turkey tried to overtake Kashmir, then a strong Hindu kingdom. Kashmir’s…

Faith
Covalent Bonds

Even after pricked and provoked by fringe elements time and again, Kashmir has upheld its tradition of communal harmony to…

Faith
Finding Kundalwan

Throughout last century, Kashmiri researchers had been trying to pinpoint the spot where the fourth Buddhist conference took place almost…

Faith
Faithful Gathering

With people flocking from different corners of Kashmir to sell their livestock, Srinagar’s Eidgah is a busy place before Eid-ul-Azha.…

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Faith Survives

Released five years after the 2011 headcount, the religious tables reiterate J&K’s Muslim majority status. But what makes the statistics…

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The Cow Divide

For nearly 200 years, beef was a whisper and not the talk. Then, hearths would go up in flames with…

Faith
Sheltering Neighbours

When state offered Santosh Rs 1500 for reconstruction of her flood damaged house, she was devastated. But thanks to unknown…

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