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Suggested Readings

Our Moon Has Blood Clots

by Rahul Pandita

One of the Kashmiri Pandits personally affected by the terrorist events of 1990 narrates his story, and the story of hundreds of thousands of other Kashmiri Pandits who have been affected by more than 2 decades of violence and lack of security in their homeland. This memoir sheds a light on one of the darkest chapters of recent history in the South Asian subcontinent. Click here to read a New York Times interview with the author.

KASHMIR: Its Aborigines and Their Exodus

by Col. Tej K. Tikoo, PhD.

This is an unparalleled book that captures the full history of the Kashmir Pandit race, from their early beginnings in the Vale of Kashmir up to their decades long modern dispersal throughout India and the rest of the world. No other author has so meticulously written their story, with references to ancient texts and modern sources. Visit the author's website to read more about the book and to place an order.

Demystifying Kashmir

by Navnita Chadha Behera

This book is an excellent resource for all scholars of Kashmir, both beginning and advanced. Behera has written before on Kashmir, but in this book goes into extensive, well-referenced detail of the origin and persistence of the Kashmir imbroglio. She covers details of not just the Vale of Kashmir, but all regions of the former princely state.

To read excerpts from this book, please click here.

Wailing Shadows in Kashmir

The last chapter of Dr. Satish Ganjoo's book on Kashmiri Pandits highlights the history of genocide against the Pandits over the past several centuries leading to their muliple exoduses from the Valley. This chapter 7 has been donated to IAKF and is available to read by clicking here.

Danger in Kashmir

by Josef Korbel

This book by the head of the former U.N. commission on Kashmir (as well as Madeleine Albright's father) details the early pre- and post-independence history of the South Asian subcontinent with regards to Kashmir. Korbel highlights key facts of the time that are as relevant to the Kashmir problem now as they were then.

My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir

by Jagmohan

Shalimar the Clown

by Salman Rushdie

For a work of fiction, this book beautifully captures the life of an average Kashmiri, from pre-independence through the current age of terrorism. Salman Rushdie writes with his usual flare and creates a wildly fantastic story around a central character embedded in today's terrorist struggle in the Valley. The book has been listed as one of the top works of fiction in 2005. This book is suited for the person who would enjoy a fictional novel based in the history of Kashmir and the mindset of its people.



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