Book to tell J&K’s hardships & history on September 

Jammu & Kashmir has been in the news since most of us were born but we don’t have a greater idea of its relationship with India. After its bifurcation into a union territory, interests about its history and why it had the special privilege has risen among the young and experienced population of India.  

A book penned by filmmaker Iqbal Chand Malhotra and defence analyst Maroof Raza titled “Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified” hopes to take the history, diplomatic relationships and the hardships of J&K to the multitudes. Publishers of the book- Bloomsbury on 14.8.2019 that the book will share J&K’s history from the time of its political and geographic consolidation under Maharaja Gulab Singh to the present-day. 

“The book reveals amazing insights into the Government of India’s policy towards the state, right from 1889, when it first imposed central rule and dispossessed the rule of the then Maharaja, till date,” Bloomsbury said in a statement.

Gripping questions like “Why has this state of siege in the Kashmir valley continued for 72 years since the Partition of India?”, “What role has Pakistan played in it all these years?”, or the question of the hour, “Will there ever be a resolution to the militancy in the state?”  would be discussed in this book by the authors. 

J&K’s encounters with China and Pakistan and the complexities that former State has faced  in the years could be wrapped in the book for the readers to uncover. The book is expected to hit the shelves on September 18, 2019.