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Composite Culture & Saints of Kashmir | Edited by | Prof. K.L. Kalla | Part – 3

Due to this, Society is weakened and frightened, as there are no moral value among the  militants. So, there is great need, now to awaken the conscience of the Society. In  short, Mysticism and Spiritualism are abstract in nature but  they aim at bringing about union between man and his creator. Some important Sufi/Mystic saints of Kashmir are:-                                                                                             (1)…
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Zun Khats Isot Hish | A Poem | Dina Nath Nadim

Zun Khats Isot his (Moon rose like a round bread) One day the moon rose like a round bread, from behind the mountains Dressed in rags with unknotted threads, Revealing sad, dark, stains on every part of her silver-white body, And looking worn-out, thread-bare like Pampur tweed, Moon rose, like a round – bread tired and dull, Like a false coin a contractor gave some ignorant woman worker by guile, Mixed with other coins. Moon…
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Composite Culture & Saints of Kashmir | Edited by | Prof. K.L. Kalla | Part – 2

Hinduism was the main religion of the people of Kashmir till the 14th century. When Islam was brought to Kashmir by Sayyids who fled Arabia as Timur, the Mangol marauder ,  invaded it. Bulbulshah and Amir Kabir (Shah Hamdan) were the prominent among them. Renchan, a  Tibetan Prince who had sought asylum in the court of last Hindu ruler of that time, Sinha Deva. Later, he revolted against his benefactor, occupied the throne. He desired to study…
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Snowmen | Agha Shahid Ali

My ancestor, a man of Himalayan snow, came to Kashmir from Samarkand, carrying a bag of whale bones: heirlooms from sea funerals. His skeleton carved from glaciers, his breath arctic, he froze women in his embrace. His wife thawed into stony water, her old age a clear evaporation. This heirloom, his skeleton under my skin, passed from son to grandson, generations of snowmen on my back. They tap every year…
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