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Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Chitralekha Zutshi


This book is an extended chronicle of the historical imagination in Kashmir. It explores the articulation, within Kashmir’s multilingual historical tradition, of the idea of Kashmir and the idea of history in conversation with each other. Contrary to the notion that the Indian subcontinent did not produce histories, the book uncovers the production, circulation, and consumption of a vibrant regional tradition of historical composition in its textual, oral, and performance forms from the late sixteenth century to the present. It reveals the deep linkages amongst Sanskrit, Persian, and Kashmiri ... More

Keywords: Kashmir, history, historical memory, historiography, narrative practice, oral traditions, political culture, Sanskrit, Persian, Kashmiri

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199450671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chitralekha Zutshi, author
Associate Professor, History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia