For decades, conflict has eclipsed all else in Kashmir but archaeologists, historians and heritage experts might just have a balm for these troubled times. Our weekly online talk show, Heritage Matters, focused on how we can revive interest in a region that was once a confluence of cultures
A freedom fighter who fought from the trenches. A woman who helped shape the policy for a ‘New’ Kashmir and a lady of tremendous courage. British-born Freda Bedi, now known more as film actor Kabir Bedi’s mother, played a pivotal role in shaping modern Kashmir. Here is her remarkable, yet little remembered story.
The Indian government has announced the separation of Ladakh from Jammu & Kashmir, but why was Ladakh brought under Kashmiri rule in the first place? The story of Ladakh is one of conflict, treaties, a general who wrested the region and a Raja who completed the conquest
One of India’s best Neolithic sites is being destroyed – believe it or not – by a local cricket tournament being played plum in the middle of the archaeological zone. On the outskirts of Srinagar, the site has been damaged irreversibly even as those meant to protect it look the other way. Let us rally together to salvage what remains of Burzahom
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