My Dad in Jammu and Kashmir

So the long promised series is here. My Dad sent me his writeup about a month ago. But I have been too lazy and too busy to do much with it.

He wrote it in Microsoft Word. I am going to break it up into reasonable sized chunks and post them over the next few days. I will do only some minimal editing, so it’s all my Dad’s writing.

I thought about how to post this and decided on creating my Dad as an author in the Movable Type system. So the posts will have his byline. But don’t let that fool you, I am the one posting them. I’ll respond to any comments etc. as well.

I’ll add an index to the posts here as I continue to post them.

You can also access all the posts about Kashmir from the category listing on the right.

Author: Zack

Dad, gadget guy, bookworm, political animal, global nomad, cyclist, hiker, tennis player, photographer

6 thoughts on “My Dad in Jammu and Kashmir”

  1. My Life in Kashmir VII

    Another brother of our Colonel neighbor was an Additional District Magistrate (ADM). He visited us in mid-November and informed us that Sheikh Abdullah had been freed from prison and made Prime Minister of the state on 7th or 8th November 1947….

  2. My Life in Kashmir VI

    A few days later, three women came to the house we were staying in. They were the mother, sister-in-law and elder sister of my sister’s friend. The sister-in-law had a deep one inch wide wound in her neck which had become septic…

  3. My Life in Kashmir V

    Our neighbour and his brother were Colonels in Maharaja’s army. They were on the border but their families were at home. Same day it came to be known that their families had planned to shift to some safer place. Our guardians requested them …

  4. My Life in Kashmir IV

    Initially, Muslim majority provinces were to form Pakistan and the rest India. States were to decide their future according to wishes of their people. Baluchistan, Sind, NWFP, Punjab and Bengal were Muslim majority provinces. It was decided to divide P…

  5. The Other Side of Silence

    Thanks to Conrad Barwa who recommended this book to me. This is a good book which collects some stories of the riots and migrations that accompanied independence and partition of India in 1947. The book focusses on the Punjab, rightly…

  6. The Other Side of Silence

    Thanks to Conrad Barwa who recommended this book to me. This is a good book which collects some stories of the riots and migrations that accompanied independence and partition of India in 1947. The book focusses on the Punjab, rightly…

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