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those who are telling book is bad becuase its tell you the true face of islam in killing original hindus and replacing them me jihadi

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I read one of the person state in their review that the book was biased and stated the Muslim poets to be treacherous and conniving. I think it is quite accurate in that. Islam is a religion that has to reform in its teachings. Most of the muslims deny that because they are in fear and some are still questioning inside themselves what is wrong and what is right.
As a kashmiri pundit, I know the history of kashmir that was passed down to me orally from my mother. There was a lot of ruthlessness in the muslim rulers and lots of forced conversions used to occur in Kashmir.
 

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I would like to give this book 0 stars, but alas, one is the minimum, so I must oblige.
As a Master's degree candidate focusing on Kashmir and the emergence of Islam, I have read numerous well
-sourced historical compendiums and anthologies from the region (from the 13th century to date), and the opinions in this book are nothing short of ill-informed, and dare I say, racist. The language is incredibly aggressive and lacks balance. The chapters that I read were injected with venom, referring to early Muslim saints and poets as "conniving," "treacherous," etc etc.
If you are interested in learning about the evolution of Kashmiri Society, I recommend the following:
"Kashmir: roots of conflict, paths to peace" -Sumatra Bose
Languages of Belonging - Chitralekha Zutshi
Hindu Rulers, Muslim Subjects -Mridu Rai
Kashmir's Transition to Islam: The role of muslim rishis - M. Ishaq Khan
Or just look up the poetry of Lal Ded or Sheikh Nuruddin Rishi.
Please do not waste your time on this poorly researched, heavily tinted, hateful writing.
 

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I found your book quite interesting. I am linguist by proffession and I would like to draw your attention towards the page no. 422 where it is mentioned that Kashmiris who fall in the category of L2 are ready to sacrifice their language.It is acceptable that they have to find their livelihood and for that they have to speak another language. However, this scenario is prominent in Kashmiris living in Kashmir more than the ones living outside Kashmir. I have been out of the valley for more than eight years now and coincidentally I fall in that category. When I was in Kashmir I had developed a negative attitude towards Kashmiri and as a linguist I would say it is true about most of the people who are residing their and who fall in L2 category. However, once I moved out of Kashmir I started thinking positively about my native language. I have been trying to do as much I can do from my part for developing and maintaining my language.This is true about the kashmiris whom I have met outside the Valley. Instead of talking in any other language Kashmiris talk in Kashmiri with each because we feel for it. I have seen parents settled abroad who fall in L2 category teaching their children Kashmiri. I stongly believe that we can't generalise that any body who is not living in Kashmir is ready to sacrifice his or her language.  

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