ISBN 9780143423485,My Kashmir: The Dying of the Light

My Kashmir: The Dying of the Light



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143423485

ISBN-10 0143423487

Paper Back

Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Jammu and Kashmir has been ravaged by conflict for sixty years. Caught in a tug-of-war between India and Pakistan, the state is today riven by conflicts of ethnicity, religion and national identity; by friction between national and local governments; and by rival claims to territory. At a moment when abiding peace seems elusive and the nuclearized neighbours are both threatened by terrorism, My Kashmir is a clear-sighted and timely examination of Kashmirs recent history, the bloodshed and betrayals and the urgent quest for a lasting peace.
About the Author: Wajahat Habibullah
Wajahat Habibullah, a former civil servant from the Indian Administrative Service, has spent much of his career in Jammu and Kashmir, most of it in the Kashmir Valley. He has also served on the staff of two Indian prime ministers-Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi-and held the post of minister in the Embassy of India, Washington DC. Subsequently, he was secretary in the ministries of textiles and Panchayati Raj. He has also been secretary in the department of consumer affairs, and was administrator of the island territory of Lakshadweep.After retiring from the service Habibullah served as Indias first chief information commissioner, heading the final court of appeal under Indias Right to Information Act. Thereafter he was chair of Indias National Commission for Minorities. A Randolph Jennings senior fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Habibullah has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Secularism