This petite study traces the chequered history of Kashmir. It seeks to understand the voices that have shaped its political destiny and have inadvertently contributed to the problems that continue to plague the Kashmir Valley even today.


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CONTENTS

  1. FOREWORD
  2. UNDERSTANDING THE REGION OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
  3. HISTORY OF KASHMIR
  4. KASHMIR UNDER THE DOGRAS
  5. HOW GILGIT WAS LOST
  6. KASHMIR REBORN: A CONSTITUTION, A FLAG AND A PRIME MINISTER
  7. RISE OF MILITANCY IN KASHMIR
  8. THE WAR IN KASHMIR
  9. KASHMIR, INDIA AND PAKISTAN
  10. THE UN AND KASHMIR
  11. KASHMIR, CHINA AND PAKISTAN
  12. WHAT DO KASHMIRIS WANT?
  13. PLIGHT OF THE KASHMIRIS
  14. GLOBAL AND ISLAMIC FUNDING OF MILITANCY
  15. MILITANTS, TERRORISM AND JIHAD
  16. RISE OF THE STONE PELTERS
  17. KASHMIR: MY TWO BITS

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  1. Very neat.. concise yet covering the major historic events.. what stands out is that the authors maintain a measured detachment in style and substance..hence the reader gets an honest narrative and not an opioniated reportage…commendable, given the delicate issues covered..Well done

  2. Message sent on site. But it was not seen on site later.
    “Kudos to the authors.
    A nice dissection of issues of Kashmir & Kashmiriat. A light for the valley in darkness which is Kashmir.
    An honest travelogue which led the authors to delve deeper & provide the much needed focus to Kashmiri issues. It agitates the mind. May serve as a guide for powers that be for working out appropriate solutions to deal with the vexed issues, for bringing Kashmir in the mainstream of India.
    Authors should have added a few photos to bring out the beauty of the valley.
    We look forward to your next story on other burning & sensitive issues.

  3. The book is extremely informative. This sensitive matter has been expressed in such a lucid way that sometimes it feels like it is happening in front of your eyes . It is an objective and unbiased portrayal of an incredibly complex issue . Well done both of you

  4. That’s a fantastic effort both of you .. i congratulate you for taking up this daunting and much avoided topic by the horns .. and clarifying a lot of misconceptions in your chronological argument … it is a smooth read … as a way forward, for people like us who would like to know more … why don’t you elaborate further on the different topics in ur upcoming books .. many congratulations again .. and thank you very much for the initiative

  5. A very clearly written account of a complicated story, covering the history of Kashmir and the background to the current conflict, much of which I did not know.

  6. This is an important illustration of what can happen when two individuals decide that they care enough about an issue to get to the bottom of it. Love the effort, the narrative and the information. As a person who does not know enough about the issue, this proved to be a treasure trove of facts that informed my own version of the historical narrative which was different from some of the conclusions drawn here. But to me, the importance of this work is not whether you agree with the piece or not, it is in the passion and diligence that creates the space for an honest reflection of one’s own position and a discussion with others.

  7. Well researched,well thought of and rather well written indeed. Has the makings of a bestseller as well as part of this country’s syllabus.
    Unputdownable.
    Anyone who has anything to do with Kashmir and or has any interest in Kashmir might want to read this.
    Very well put together.
    Our best wishes to both KV and KB.

    A GHOSH

  8. A beautifully read. The complicated history of Kashmir valley, which is also a rather sensitive issue, has been put across in a systematic and simple manner. The hard work and research that has gone into building the content is evident. I sincerely commend the authors for the brilliant effort.
    Best wishes.

  9. This book is an absolute eye-opener… to be honest, I thought I knew a fair bit about the history of Kashmir… but the book threw up stuff I was totally oblivious to!

    The in-depth research and the non-partisan writing make the book unputdownable!

    Kudos on a BRILLIANT effort, Kitty and Kunal… Congrats & Best Wishes…!!!

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