LOAL - Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing
LOAL - Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing
LOAL - Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing
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LOAL - Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing

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Discover the Essence of Kashmiri Folk Songs

Immerse yourself in the profound beauty of Kashmiri folk songs with Loal: Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing. This captivating book takes you on a journey through time, exploring the deep-seated emotions of love and longing that are intricately woven into the fabric of Kashmiri culture.


A Balm for the Soul: Delve into the world of folk songs and poetry that serve as a soothing balm to our deepest longings for memories, places, and times. These songs, with their easy melodies, have a unique way of reconnecting us to life’s anchors, even when we no longer hear them.

Untranslatable Emotions: The concept of “Loal” in Kashmiri embodies an untranslatable complexity of love and longing. This book reflects on a wide range of Kashmiri songs from the 14th to the 21st century, each one generating “loal” for a god or a long-lost lover.

Multilingual Accessibility: To ensure accessibility and celebrate the rich linguistic heritage of Kashmir, all songs are presented in English, Nastaliq, and Devnagari. This multilingual approach showcases the harmonious co-existence of multiple writing systems for the same language.

Modern Contextualization: Embracing the 21st century’s technological advancements, the book utilizes YouTube’s democratization to find folk songs and provide context. This modern approach helps readers forge personal connections through the melodic narratives.

Why Choose This Book?

Timeless Connection: Loal serves as a bridge between the past and present, allowing readers to connect with the timeless emotions embedded in Kashmiri folk songs.

Cultural Preservation: By showcasing songs in multiple scripts, Loal preserves the cultural and linguistic diversity of Kashmir, making it a valuable addition to any literary collection.

Personal Resonance: Whether you are familiar with Kashmiri culture or exploring it for the first time, this book will resonate deeply, evoking a sense of wistful longing and love.

Experience the Melodic Lemonade

Loal: Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing is more than just a book; it’s a journey into the heart of Kashmiri folk songs and the universal emotions they evoke. Let this melodic lemonade refresh your soul and connect you to the threads of wistful longing that define our shared humanity.

Publisher - Gulshan Books  

Book Name LOAL - Connecting Threads of Wistful Longing
Author Ashok Dullu & Upasana Kakroo
Category Poetry
Language English
ISBN 978-81-941089-4-8
Format Hardcover

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