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The History of Kashmir

By Francis Younghusband, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E. Part 2 On a perfectly open and even plain, gently sloping away from a background of snowy mountains, looking directly out on the entire length both of the smiling Kashmir valley and of the snowy…

The History of Kashmir

By Francis Younghusband, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E. Part 1 A country of such striking natural beauty must, surely, at some period of history have produced a refined and noble noble people! Amid these glorious mountains, breathing their free and…

Pari Mahal

Muriel A.E. Brown Chenar Leaves: Poems of Kashmir (1921) Mrs. Percy Brown Published by Longmans,Green and Co (London) in 1921 September 6, 2015 Pari Mahal ! Strange and romantic name Bestowed by folk-lore on this ancient pile Above the Dal…

Tyndale-Biscoe of Kashmir

An autobiography Forewords by: The Earl of Halifax, K.G., O.M (Viceroy of India 1926-31) Field Marshal Lord Birdwood of Anzac, G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G Sheikh S.M. Abdullah (Prime Minister of Kashmir) The Right Reverend George…

Arts and Crafts

Kashmir's traditional position on the ancient silk route that connected Persia and Persian influence with China and Chinese influence strengthened its hold on Islam as much as with the Far East. What is now the state of Jammu and Kashmir…

For that common pain…

I walked on the shore and my dreams webbed more, For I dreamed,of a world brightened, Blessings and blessings, And all enlightened, And then I reached for that pride, Dreamed of being a beautiful bride. Giving the best for each role, I…

Going Home

Brooding, in the flicker of an oil lamp Pensive thoughts, I attain I ask, Why Sheer Negativity, for the beleaguered Valley? Why, the image of my Kashmir is slain? Listen to the child playing out in snow – The bullet’s sound will fade away…