Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Email Address. The book is a political biography of one of the multiple selves of Kashmir. It presents the birth and evolution of various struggles including a big mock struggle that Kashmiri people undertook with some modicum of agency and some sponsorship from outside.
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I speak Kashmiri better than my English. I write English better than my Kashmiri. In Urdu, I read poetry. In Turkish, I survive. Arabic are my prayers. But I dream in Kashmiri and that's all that matters. I am a fraud poet. My vocabulary is mesh of Diaspora is a scattered homeland. It's to live in between the time portals of the past and the future. The present oscillates between memories and dreams.
It is to being in a state of restlessness. A privilege and a curse. Diaspora is being hyphenated, divided just like your country. It's to be in the constant If we look back at Kashmir's history, the region has been afflicted with many famines and plagues. One of the main reason that the historians and reports of that time cite is the callous behavior of the rulers.
The Dogra regime in With all these announcements of lockdown with a pandemic knocking at our doors. Governments across the world are resorting to measures to flatten the curve of the Covid This is supposed to give our existing medical infrastructure a breathing space to handle it better. In Kashmir, I was For as long as I have been alive, I have always been scared of screams. Screams are their own language of pain that emerge from the deepest parts of one's soul. It's a loud pang, words that have no meaning but are felt.
It's like fire, it burns everything around to ashes. I have heard Even when I am awake, I am lost. I can't retain some memory, sometimes I feel my memory is gas-lighting my own self. Often when I remember my dreams, they are usually the ones you want to It's a dark wintery night in the old city of Srinagar.
The air is under a spell of silence. The snow has turned into ice. The electricity has become a distant dream. The city has been put under a long death sentence. This is I am have just turned nine. Our Naseeb maybe to be born an expendable. But our Taqdeer is something we can forge. Like this: Like Loading May 13, April 29, 0.
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Revisiting AATISH-E-CHINAR: The Biography of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah
Jump to navigation. No other Kashmiri leader so completely dominated the political scene in the state and for so long as did Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. For nearly five decades, he was at the centre of some of the most significant developments in Kashmir. Even today - four years after his death - the very mention of his name inspires awe and reverence among Kashmiris. His fearlessness earned him the title of "Sher-e-Kashmir".
Book review: 'Aatish-E-Chinar' by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah
I speak Kashmiri better than my English. I write English better than my Kashmiri. In Urdu, I read poetry. In Turkish, I survive. Arabic are my prayers. But I dream in Kashmiri and that's all that matters. I am a fraud poet.
Aatish-E-Chinar: A Photo Feature