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History of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh

Usha Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis The state of Jammu and Kashmir is one of the largest states of the Indian Union. Situated in the north-west extremity of India, it captures a strategic position in our sub-continent. Hence it has become an important issue in Indian and Pakistani politics today. Its ancient history is chronicled in Sanskrit verses in the Rajatarangini composed by the celebrated historian Kalhana. The next phase in the Kashmir’s history began when it went under Muslim rule. Rainchan Shah who embraced Islam was an important name of this period. But the greatest ruler of this period was Zainul Abedin. Kashmir came under Mughal’s sway in 1856 under Akbar. The next important phase in Kashmir’s history is the Kashmir under Dogra Kings’ rule. Thereafter the events leading to partition, foundation of Pakistan, the turbulence in Kashmir, are well known by every one. This book chronicles all the important facts and figures in the history of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. It is hoped that this book will be useful to those who are interested in the history and politics of Kashmir. The book is divided into twenty-eight chapters dealing with the history and politics of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Besides this book also provides some rare documents to readers.
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About the author

Usha Sharma

Dr. Usha Sharma a well-known academic and research scientist, has published several research papers in science and research journals in India and abroad. Dr. Sharma believes that science and spirituality do not conflict with each other. Scientific-spiritual perception of human reality can provide insights and help resolve various nagging conflicts. Besides being a scientist, Dr. Usha Sharma is also a social activist and a freelance journalist. Human rights, women's rights and criminal tendencies among the educated classes are some of her major concerns. She hopes that man is on his way to develop a world culture based upon the best that has been thought and achieved through time anywhere. For developing such a world culture, she is willing to strive along with others.

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Bibliographic information

Title History of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh
Author Usha Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st. Ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174870601
length xiv+414p., 23cm
Subjects History