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J&K’s ‘Alienated Borderlands’

A general perception that unlike Kashmir, Jammu has survived unscathed by the overall instability and security situation of the state is incorrect. This write-up prefacing a study Border And People: An Interface by

My Jammu Memories

People who survived 1947 and migrated have not forgotten their motherland. Sorayya Khurshid, who was born and brought up in Jammu, had written a long piece about the environment in which she was

Manto’s Letter to Nehru

Saadat Hussain Manto’s has been Pakistan’s celebrated story writer of Kashmir origin. But not many people know that the great story-teller has written a lot of political prose and essay’s as well. Here

Explosion After A Royal Visit

Written on August 2, 1870, this piece offers details about the ‘pride of possession’ when Britons came visiting Kashmir. Shedding light about the court and the courtiers, it gives a sketch of life,

Ghazal and Agha Shahid

Poet Agha Shahid Ali (February 4, 1949 to December 8, 2001) eventually became Kashmir’s identity in the English literature.  Prof G R Malik, the former head of English department in the University of

Burhan, Islamabad and Gwadar

Delhi manipulated post-1965 support in Kashmir and permitting a minority political class to grow gradually and dominate the scene now. Strategic affairs specialists Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab argue in their book that

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 raids soon after. As Nehru, Patel and Lord Mountbatten

Partition To Tashkent

Moscow’s role in the UN has remained fundamental to New Delhi’s Kashmir policy. The base for this role was laid when the top Soviet leaders were hosted by Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad in 1955.

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 Shazia Malik traces the roots of women participation