Gazeetter of Kashmir & Ladakh (Set of 2 Volumes)
"Gazetteer of Kashmir & Ladakh" is a historical treasure trove that unveils the rich tapestry of the Jammu and Kashmir region during a pivotal period in its history. From the early 19th century until India's independence in 1947, this region emerged as a crucial frontier, capturing the attention of the world. It was, for over a century, one of the largest princely states in India, encompassing not only Jammu and Kashmir but also Ladakh, Baltistan, and the Gilgit agencies.
First published in 1890, under the auspices of the Quarter-Master General in India, this gazetteer serves as an invaluable repository of authentic information about the region. Its scope is nothing short of exhaustive, providing a comprehensive account of every facet of life in this land.
The book meticulously details the geography, the people, the remarkable flora and fauna, the intricate economic dynamics, the intricate political landscape, the captivating culture, and the storied history of Kashmir and Ladakh. What truly sets this book apart is its ability to draw upon rare and obscure sources, often scattered or unrecorded elsewhere, and present this wealth of material in a well-organized and systematic manner.
Whether you are seeking a brief note about a remote village or an in-depth essay on the course of a mighty river, "Gazetteer of Kashmir & Ladakh" delivers. It allows readers to step back in time and immerse themselves in the nuances of this captivating region, gaining insight into its evolution and the forces that shaped it.
This book is an invaluable resource not just for historians but for anyone with a deep fascination for the history and culture of Kashmir and Ladakh. It is a testament to the meticulous research and dedication that went into its creation and stands as a timeless reference for those seeking a deeper understanding of this remarkable part of India. "Gazetteer of Kashmir & Ladakh" is, without a doubt, a must-read for those who wish to explore the intricate tapestry of this historically significant region.
Publisher - Gulshan Books
|Book Name||Gazeetter of Kashmir & Ladakh|
|Volumes||2 volume set|