Book Review: An illustrated and illustrative account of Kashmir

Book Review: An illustrated and illustrative account of Kashmir

By Ajaz Baba A visit to Kashmir at the turn of the 19th century along with ‘The last imperial adventurer’ and an ‘Artist Major of the (British) Indian army’ At the turn of the 19th century, a British major who happened to be a painter persuaded his comrade-in-arms and a fellow countryman to add descriptions […]

Motifs of Misery: Weaves and woes of the Kashmiri Shawl A visit to the Kashmir of 1820s through William Moorcroft’s ‘Travels’

Motifs of Misery: Weaves and woes of the Kashmiri Shawl  A visit to the Kashmir of 1820s through William Moorcroft’s ‘Travels’

Madame Defarge of Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities used her knitting to document the names of those whom she perceived to be the ‘enemies’ of the French revolution. Had someone like her existed in Kashmir, perhaps its history would too have been weaved into its famed shawls. It would be appropriate too, for the […]