Review, Siren Song: Understanding Pakistan through Its Women Singers

Author Fawzia Afzal-Khan, 2020, 252 pages, Karachi, Pakistan: Oxford UP Reviewer Dr. Shazia Malik Dr. Fawzia Afzal-Khan’s book Siren Songs: Understanding Pakistan through its Women Singers is a wonderful feminist intervention into a conventionally masculinist discourse, depicting Pakistani women music performers’ dilemmas, resistances, and identities intricately connected to the political, … Read more →

Review: The Chill in the Bones

Written by Wani NazirPoetry, 2022, Book Street Publications, ISBN:978-93-91317-50-8, Pages 126, price INR. 200Reviewer Ayaz Rasool Nazki Kashmiri poets and writers never shied away from languages that were essentially foreign; the languages other than the native language – Kashmiri. At least two streams of intellectual expression have always existed, one … Read more →

Jaffna Street: Tales of Life, Death, Betrayal and Survival in Kashmir

Excerpt from “The Saint of Shalimar” With these armies comprising Pathans, Poonchis and Mirpuris knocking at his gates, the story—making the rounds of Srinagar street—goes that the Dogra monarch sought an audience with Meerak Shah so as to seek some divine intervention to ward off the looming cataclysmic scenario awaiting … Read more →

Secrets of the Kashmir Valley

Secrets of the Kashmir Valley: My journey through the conflict between India and Pakistan Author: Farhana Qazi Publisher: Pharos Media & Publishing Pvt Ltd. New Delhi, India Year of Publication: 2016 Pages: 308                      Price: Rs 300 ISBN: 9788172210762 Reviewed by Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander   Kashmir Issue and its … Read more →

Jale-ae Watan (Banished to Exile)

Reviewer: Mushtaq Ul Haq Sikander Book: Jale-ae Watan (Banished to Exile) Author: Khaliq Parvez Publisher: Mir Son Publications, Baramulla Kashmir. Year of Publication: Not Mentioned Pages: 356, Price: 350 Indian Rupees The Politics in Kashmir was shaped by the events in the wake of partition of the subcontinent; hence partition … Read more →