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12 Books To Read On Kashmir

For the past seventy five years of Indian occupation of Kashmir, India has not merely attacked the lives, properties, and land of Kashmiris, but has actively sought to erase the aspirations, stories, and voices of the Kashmiri people. India’s violence against Kashmiris does not manifest only through the bullets and military checkpoints, but also through its erasure of Kashmiri history and a dishonest colonial rewriting of it. It becomes imperative then, upon us, to equip ourselves with true knowledge and history of Kashmiris and their struggle for liberation. Here are 12 books you can begin with:

  • Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy, 1846-1990, by Alastair Lamb. (Download here)
  • Resisting Occupation in Kashmir, ed. by Haley Duschinski, Mona Bhan, Ather Zia, Cynthia Mahmood. (Purchase here)
  • Exposing the Myth Behind The Narrative, by Khalid Bashir. (Purchase here)
  • A Desolation Called Peace, ed. by Ather Zia and Javaid Bhat. (Purchase here)
  • Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism, by Ather Zia. (Buy here)
  • Kashmir: Looking Back in Time (Politics, Culture, History), by Khalid Bashir. (Buy here)
  • Muslim Women, Agency, and Resistance Politics, by Inshah Malik. (Buy here)
  • The Kashmir Saga, by Sardar Ibrahim. (Download here)
  • Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?, by Essar Batool, Ifrah Butt, Munaza Rashid, Natasha Rather and Samreena Mushtaq. (Buy here)
  • Kashmir: The Case for Freedom, by Tariq Ali, Hilal Bhat, Angana P. Chatterji, Habbah Khatun, Pankaj Mishra and Arundhati Roy. (Buy here)
  • Territory of Desire: Representing the Valley of Kashmir, by Ananya Jahanara Kabir. (Buy here)
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