The History of Muslim Rule in Kashmir (1320-1819 )
"The History of Muslim Rule in Kashmir (1320-1819)" by Dr. Parmu is an enlightening journey through five centuries of Kashmir's captivating past. This meticulously researched book delves into the heart of Kashmir's history, shedding light on the intriguing dynamics that shaped the region during the Muslim rule era.
What makes this book truly exceptional is its exploration of the enduring coexistence of ancient Kashmiri customs and traditions with the introduction of Islam. Despite the advent of Muslim rule and the spread of Islam, the Kashmiris retained their unique identity, displaying a remarkable tenderness for their cultural heritage. The author skillfully illustrates how the influence of 'rawaj' continued to be a guiding force in the lives and thoughts of the Kashmiri people.
One of the book's highlights is its portrayal of the profound communal amity between Hindus and Muslims in Kashmir. Through the verses of Abdul Fazi and Jahangir, we witness a harmonious coexistence that stands as a testament to the region's rich social fabric.
However, the narrative doesn't shy away from the complexities of Kashmir's history. It uncovers the often tumultuous political landscape, where leaders occasionally played the role of disruptors, leading to civil strife and political turmoil. Yet, in the face of adversity, Kashmiris valiantly defended their independence against formidable foes like the Mughals and the Pathans.
Dr. Parmu's work goes beyond the political realm, exploring the geographic challenges that Kashmir faced, from famines to fires and floods. These natural calamities, while devastating, highlight the resilience of the Kashmiri people in the face of adversity.
As a Kashmiri himself, Dr. Parmu brings a unique perspective to this historical narrative, unveiling hidden historical facets that have long remained unexplored. His critical and objective approach ensures that the reader gains a well-rounded understanding of Kashmir's history during this period.
In "The History of Muslim Rule in Kashmir (1320-1819)," Dr. Parmu has not only presented a comprehensive account of Kashmir's past but has also illuminated the enduring spirit and cultural richness of this remarkable region. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in the history of Kashmir and the intricate interplay of culture, politics, and geography that has shaped its destiny.
Publisher - Gulshan Books
|Book Name||The History of Muslim Rule in Kashmir (1320-1819 )|
|Author||Dr.R K Parmu|