Agony of Dal Lake: Kashmir’s Soul under Pressure

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iUniverse, Feb 15, 2012 - Political Science - 280 pages
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Kashmir has been on the mind of Maharaj Kaul ever since the eruption of the civil war there in 1989, and it has been in his mind since his childhood, as he was born there. For him Kashmir is more than his birthplace, it is an irrigator of his consciousness.

The author of the books The Light Through The Woods: Dreams Of Survival Of Human Soul In The Age Of Technology and Inclinations And Reality: The Search For The Absolute published last year examines the ongoing civil war in Kashmir over the last two decades that has wounded both the Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits in the spheres of personal, economic, social, and political lives and it has rendered the latter into refugees in their own nation, exiled from their home of 5,000 years. Thousands of Kashmiris have died, a lot more wounded; but the end is not even in sight. The soul of Kashmir is under pressure.

The book explores the causes and history of Kashmir Problem and what its solution should be. It also celebrates some of its outstanding people and provides vignettes of some of its popular places, culture, life, and mystifying natural beauty.

It is both a mourning over the tragedy of Kashmir and a celebration of its spiritual essence.

 

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Contents

A Long Enduring Heartbreak
3
Significant Milestones Of Kashmir Problem
9
Eternity And Now
15
To Be or Not To Be
25
The Impasse Over Kashmir
43
The Kashmir Problem
49
The Kashmir Problem
51
The Illusion And The Reality
57
Upheaval In Kashmir
159
Fleeting Moments At Pahalgam
167
Siesta At Mansbal Lake
172
In Search Of The Soul Of Gulmarg
174
Touching The Remnants Of Time In Old Srinagar
179
At The Feet Of Shiva At Amarnath
188
Meeting Raj Begum
199
Sat Lal Razdan
209

The Trip To Touch The Hallowed Land
69
The Spirit Of Kashmiri Pandits
81
Chronology In Ancient Kashmiri History
86
Disillusionment And Faith
91
The Future Of Kashmir
101
Kashmiri Refugees Settlement In US
107
Insanity And Insensitivity
111
Emperors Clothes
117
Rally To Protest Pakistans Presentation Of Kashmir Case In UN
123
The Indomitable Kashmiri Spirit
127
Reflections On Kashmir Problem
131
The Cause For Peace In Kashmir Lives On
137
The Suicide in Kashmir
143
Terrorism In Kashmir Symposium
149
Letter To The New York Times
155
The Lata Mangeshkar Of Kashmir Sings In New York
217
We Have A Rendezvous With Destiny
223
I Have Come To See You Mother
225
We Will March On And On
229
The Miracle Of Maharajni Khir Bhavani
230
The Anguish Of Kashmiri Pandits
234
The Glory And The Exile
235
Agony Of Dal Lake
240
Irrepressible Youth
245
Nadir Monjays At Tarakh Halwoys Shop
256
A Rendezvous At Habba Kadal
259
Upon Waking Up On My Birthday
262
Roots
263
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