ISBN 9788129106643,Kashmiri Pandits: Problems And Perspectives: A Dialogue Of Dignity

Kashmiri Pandits: Problems And Perspectives: A Dialogue Of Dignity


Avanti Bhati


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788129106643

ISBN-10 8129106647


Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)


The Kashmir problem, today, evokes images of the militancy and fighting in the state. Forgotten, however, are the living victims of the militancy, the people forced to leave their homes in the valley in order to survive. One of these communities is the Kashmiri Pandits, once an integral part of Kashmir, now living a scattered existence in makeshift camps in Jammu and Delhi. The apathy of government authorities and civil society towards the Pandits has been extraordinary. Kashmiri Pandits is a comprehensive account of the poignant history of the Kashmiri Pandits after 1947, based primarily on the papers presented at the Kashmiri Pandits Conference, organized by the Observer Research Foundation in September 2003. About the Author Avanti Bhati obtained a master's degree in modern Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, after which she joined the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, as a research assistant. She worked on two separate studies on Jammu and Kashmir, The Sociological Repercussions of Fifteen Years of Militancy in Kashmir and the Indus Waters Treaty and Its Implications for the State. She has also authored several articles, including a paper on the constitutional options for Jammu and Kashmir. The Observer Research Foundation is a public policy think-tank that aims to influence the formulation of policies for building a strong and prosperous India by providing informed and productive inputs, in-depth research, and stimulating discussions. The ORF is supported by a cross-section of India's leading public figures, academics and business leaders.