has a unique tradition of recording history. This book, in this tradition,
presents the intimate life of a Kashmiri in the post-independence era.
Such a personal story is a rarity in India. Ram Nath Kak draws compelling
vignettes of everyday life; a hard childhood, life as a government official,
drama of the war with Pakistan, meetings with mystics, and so on.
The book presents perspectives on Kashmiri society and politics that are helpful in understanding the rise of the recent insurgency there.
Pandit Ram Nath Kak
RAM NATH KAK,
who passed away in
Honolulu in 1993, was a veterinarian, a
scholar and a teacher. He was influential
in shaping the attitudes of many young
people in Kashmir and in Delhi.
Cover Photo by Rupinder Khullar
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