Kashur The Kashmiri Speaking People

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Trafford Publishing, 2013 - History - 392 pages
Kashur the Kashmiri Speaking People is the story of a small linguistic group of people numbering less than ten million in all. In this book, an effort has been made to study the history of this small linguistic group who originated in one of the most beautiful and the largest valley in the Himalayas; known by the name of Kasheer to the locals and Kashmir to the rest of the world. This book deals with these dwellers of Kashmir, their origin, their moments of glory and downfall, their religious compulsions, their adjustments and travails, their social order and the changes that have taken place in their lives down the ages; their habits, customs, festivals, character, culture and migrations. During their march over a period of six millennia's of their history these people experienced many an ups and downs. In the moments of glory they achieved eminence in every field. This book details the history of these people known for, their spiritual and religious codes that helped them to evolve new philosophies their literary genius, in every field of literature right from the days of antiquity; who have produced a huge list of literati and that list finds place in this book.
 

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About the author (2013)

Author essentially a homemaker, has published, time to time, articles on Kashmir and on topics of general interest in various national papers and journals and also took the responsibility of editing community newspapers at Kolkatta and Lucknow. From 1997 onwards till 2006 for a period of nine years she was editor of Panchtarni community related news letter published every month from Panchkula, India, and its Annual number that was highly acclaimed by the readers. Kashur-The Kashmiri Speaking People is the out come of a dedicated research where in the author on the basis of geological, archaeological, chronological and linguistic evidences has presented a truthful and unbiased account of the group she herself belongs to. She projects, and rightly so, that the Kashur from the ancient eras possessed highly developed spiritual and intellectual calibre that helped these people per se to evolve into one of the richest social, religious and literary cultural linguistic group. In this effort she has analyzed and given clarification to certain commonly held misconceptions. She explains that legends created by primitive ancestors are not myths made up as entertaining stories but are based on reality and are representations of the living truth that has been perceived by the compilers. Those interested in the rich cultural heritage of the Kashur, their architectural acumen, their proficiency in historicity, their mastery in languages, their zeal as torch bearers of various religions, and their ever-changing social order inclusive of their faults and foibles will find this book a great help and a guide. This book even records the excesses, hardships and tyrannies that the Kashur has had to face under the rule of various invaders and usurpers in their long political chronology of almost 5,000 years and the struggles they have had put in, to survive these onslaughts bravely and at times even slyly.

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