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Cashmere Kashir That Was

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Original inhabitants now living as refugees in their own land — this is the plight of Kashmiri Pandits now. This book describes the life, customs and traditions of the half-a-million people of this community, and their march from medieval times into the modern age.

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ISBN 13 9788186921333
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 150
Edition 1st
Release Year 2006
Publisher Decent Books
Author S. Sapru
Category Cultural Studies   Ever Green Shelf Life  
Weight 275.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 22.00 x 1.80

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India is a land of communities, and Kashmiri Pandits are one of them. Though they are the original inhabitants of the Kashmir valley, famous the world over for its beauty and learning, they are living in their own country as refugees since 1989 due to religious persecution, ethnic cleansing and terrorism — their only fault lay in their religion, Hinduism. This book describes basically the life and times of the half-a-million people of this community living in peace and harmony with nature. It also delves into the march of the people from medieval times into the modern age and the impact of transport and communication technologies that opened a window for information flow into the valley cocooned for so long due to the high mountains all around. Customs and traditions are described in a changing scenario brought about by the introduction of the English language in the late 19th century.