By N. Khan

During this quantity, Kashmiri students of all disciplines adopt a brand new examine their place of origin and supply a collection of visions for Kashmiri tradition and society. The e-book bargains a landscape of key cultural issues of Jammu & Kashmir this day, from the army facets of the Kashmir clash to the modern day revival of indigenous cultural associations, from the results of spiritual discourse and gender-based social hierarchy to kinfolk with India and Pakistan.

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Dar was one of my favorite and brightest students. com - licensed to CUNY - PalgraveConnect - 2012-10-13 E vo lu t i o n o f M y I d e n t i t y Mohammad Ishaq Khan 1978, he wished to pursue a doctorate under my supervision. He would have been my first PhD scholar had the university administration not rejected his application on technical grounds. Although I advised him to apply for a fresh registration, he did not pursue his academic interests. I then came to know about his recruitment in the state police department.

Organizations arguing that Jammu and Kashmir should either become independent or accede to Pakistan refer to Kashmiriyat to lend force to their ideologies. These definitions are, however, just as elusive as the formulation that Kashmiriyat is the true way of the Kashmiri. com - licensed to CUNY - PalgraveConnect - 2012-10-13 42 43 All these generalizations are meant to define the elements of Kashmir’s regional culture, some of which are present in other regional cultures as well, but then what is so specific and special about Kashmiriyat?

The departed souls of many such persons who were outwardly Hindus appear to me as those of believers. And some of these souls even say to (to me): ‘Your blessings lessen our tortures’. ” While recording this anecdote, Baba Dawud Mishkati, the noted disciple of Nasibuddin, himself a leading expert on the Islamic jurisprudence of his time, gives tacit approval to his preceptor’s behavior. The emerging point is that Nasibuddin, notwithstanding his Sharia consciousness, considered a faithful life of even a non-Muslim to be the best preparation for the next world.

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