History of Kashmir and Its Pandits

  • Rs.999.00

  • Author, Editor:- Dr Ashok Raina
  • Publisher:- sabre and quill
  • Reading age:- 12 years and up
  • Print length:- 330 pages
  • Cover Type:- Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Language:- English
  • Publication date :- 17 June 2023
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 800 g
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The Valley of Kashmir has been a hotspot in the world for the last seventy-five years, a victim to the geo-political rivalries that arose after the Second World War. Pakistan waged three wars to snatch it from India and used random killings through proxy groups to create disorder. One of the great tragedies of modern history occurred in Kashmir just over thirty years ago when the community of Pandits was compelled to leave their ancestral homes after a campaign of terror waged against them by the Islamists. To put recent events in Kashmir in a historical context, the well-known scholar-scientist Ashok Raina has edited History of Kashmir and Its Pandits, with contributions by leading scholars. This excellent book on the political and cultural history of Kashmir starts with a summary of the land’s geological history and geography and an overview of its political history that provides the background to the tragedy that befell the Kashmiri Pandit community. Further contributions in the book include chapters on the Islamic period, the rule by the Dogras during the British times, the invasion of Kashmir in 1947 by Pakistan, the politics of post-independence Kashmir, and genocide in the 1990s, with material on several unique aspects of the culture of the Pandits. The last chapter speculates on whether their culture will survive now that they are scattered in far corners of the world.

About the Book


S.No Chapter By Page No
1 Kashmir Valley: Evolution and Pre-history   Dr. Sundeep Pandita & Dr. Ashok  Raina                                   17
2 Ancient Kashmir Prof. Tej N Dhar 43
3 The Hindu Rulers  Prof. Tej N Dhar 72
4 The Muslim Rule Dr. Kashi Nath Pandit 106
5 The Dogra Raj Dr. Tej K. Tikoo 136
6 Kashmir-1947: The Incursion of Tribal Lashkars Dr. Kashi Nath Pandit 179
7 Post-Independence Kashmir   Dr. Bansi L. Kaul 200
8 The Genocide of Hindus of Kashmir Dr. Satish Ganjoo, Ashwani Chrungoo and Dr. Ashok Raina 237
9 Pandits and Their Unique Culture Bansi L. Pandit 259
10 Will Pandits Survive Without Their Kashmir? Dr. Vijay Sazawal 296
About the Editor/Authors
Dr. Ashok Raina, originally from Kashmir, retired as a Senior Scientist from the US Department of Agriculture. He is internationally known for his monumental work on insect pheromones and hormones. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers and received 7 patents. He is an Emeritus Gold Member and a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America. He recently published a book titled Feeling Homeless: Memoirs of a Kashmiri Scientist. He is an active member of the Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA) in the USA and served as its President for 1994-95. 
-Mr. Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo
-Prof. Tej Nath Dhar
-Prof. Satish Ganjoo
-Dr. Bansi Lal Kaul
-Mr. Bansi Lal Pandit
-Padma Shri Dr. Kashinath Pandit
-Dr. Sundeep Pandita
-Dr. Ashok Raina
-Dr. Vijay Sazawal
-Col. Dr. Tek K. Tikoo

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