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Travels In Kashmir (A Popular History of Its People, Places and Crafts)
Travels In Kashmir (A Popular History of Its People, Places and Crafts)
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This is the story of Kashmir as it appears in travel literature and historical writings from ancient times to the twentieth century.

The first chapter provides an informal history of Kashmir-from Kalhana's twelfth-century account which includes myths and legends, to Mughal descriptions in the reigns of Akbar, Jahangir, and Aurangzeb, to Kashmir under the British.

The second chapter pieces together engaging accounts of Kashmir from travellers' tales and eccentric reports which bring the place alive while providing a picture of changing perceptions.

The third chapter describes British life in Kashmir from the accounts of men and women who lived, ruled, preached in, or passed through the region.

The last chapter describes arts, crafts, and artisanal shawl-weaving, carpets, papier mache.

Brigid Keenan is a sharp and sympathetic observer with an eye for the amusing and the poignant. Her book has long been loved by tourists, travellers, and readers of travel writing.

About the Author

Brigid Keenan was born in India. She has travelled widely all over the world and is well known for her amusing and perceptive travelogues. Her latest book is Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse (2005).

CONTENTS
A Personal Introduction
1
Chapter One
The Secret Garden: An Informal History
13
Chapter Two
Travellers' Tales: Descriptions of Kashmir
From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century
69
Chapter Three
Resort of the Raj
129
Chapter Four
A Thousand Flowers: Arts, Crafts, People
173
Principal Sites in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley
212
Bibliography
215
Index
220

Travels In Kashmir (A Popular History of Its People, Places and Crafts)

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IDI508
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Paperback
Edition:
2006
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ISBN:
817824165X
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8.3" X 5.3
Pages:
226 (Color Illus: 31, B & W Illus: 8)
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Back of the Book

This is the story of Kashmir as it appears in travel literature and historical writings from ancient times to the twentieth century.

The first chapter provides an informal history of Kashmir-from Kalhana's twelfth-century account which includes myths and legends, to Mughal descriptions in the reigns of Akbar, Jahangir, and Aurangzeb, to Kashmir under the British.

The second chapter pieces together engaging accounts of Kashmir from travellers' tales and eccentric reports which bring the place alive while providing a picture of changing perceptions.

The third chapter describes British life in Kashmir from the accounts of men and women who lived, ruled, preached in, or passed through the region.

The last chapter describes arts, crafts, and artisanal shawl-weaving, carpets, papier mache.

Brigid Keenan is a sharp and sympathetic observer with an eye for the amusing and the poignant. Her book has long been loved by tourists, travellers, and readers of travel writing.

About the Author

Brigid Keenan was born in India. She has travelled widely all over the world and is well known for her amusing and perceptive travelogues. Her latest book is Diplomatic Baggage: The Adventures of a Trailing Spouse (2005).

CONTENTS
A Personal Introduction
1
Chapter One
The Secret Garden: An Informal History
13
Chapter Two
Travellers' Tales: Descriptions of Kashmir
From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century
69
Chapter Three
Resort of the Raj
129
Chapter Four
A Thousand Flowers: Arts, Crafts, People
173
Principal Sites in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley
212
Bibliography
215
Index
220
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