Some people in North Kashmir objected to the burial of a Covid-19 victim in a local cemetery hurting the sentiments of a whole community. This makes it imperative to have a look at the rights including possibly human rights of the deceased in a global context
With humanity collectively fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, it is confronted with critical ethical and moral issues that it has to address as never before and address fast as it isn’t the first time that mankind has been put to test and won’t be the last
Although it was recognised that Muslim marriage requires the consent of the partners, the modus of divorce was implied in various forms like the Talaq-e Ahsan and Talaq-e Bidah
Today let us listen to one story narrated by him and translated by Sir Stein. In the earlier write up I had given a brief introduction of the Legendary Kashmiri Story Teller, Hatim Tilwonye and his extraordinary talent described by Sir Aurel Stein and Sir Grierson
HATIM’S TALES: KASHMIRI STORIES AND SONGS: Recorded with the assistance of Pandit Govind Koul by Sir Aurel Stein, K.C.I.E and edited with a translation, linguistic analysis, vocabulary, indexes etc by Sir George Grierson, K.C.I.E. with a note on the folklore of the tales by W. Crooke, C.I.E. The book was first published in London for […]
Unfortunately I have not narrated this story to any of my children. Have you? Perhaps this is the right time to tell them. Our own story. Our own heritage. Our own folk tale.
We are currently witnessing an ever increasingly female adverse sex ratio among the population and despite the ban on sex determination tests, female foetecide is rampant with no vociferous resistance from the society
The equivalent of Laila Majnoon, Heer Ranja, Sheereen Farhad, the Kashmiri folk tale, a love story, has fascinated me all my life. It is one of those stories that I would ask my mother to repeat every now and then when I was a child.
Kashmiris continue to pay annual winter visits to the Indian Punjab, after the partition, for work to earn some cash to overcome the hardships faced back home as Kashmir backhome was/ is not still able to feed its inhabitants from its own resources due to reasons both natural and political.
Christchurch massacre was neither the first nor the last of its kind. Xenophobia, the fear of the “other/alien” group that is suspected and then portrayed as an evil force likely to overtake/ oppress/ suppress you, has been used as an instrument, right from the dawn of civilization be it the Greek City states, the Romans, the […]