13 July, 1931 : The Whole Truth

ArsalanJuly, Origins Comments

After suffering unspeakable brutalities under the Dogra rule for eight decades, Kashmiris finally rose up in 1931. There were many reasons behind the uprising — the poor economic conditions of Kashmiri Muslims (who were 95% … Read More

Jammu — The Forgotten Genocide

LKH DeskArticles, Origins Comments

“Never before in South Asian history”, wrote Aijaz Ahmed, “did so few, divide so many, so needlessly”, about the bloody partition that besieged the subcontinent as Britishers prepared to leave in 1947. “A bloodless winning … Read More

The Earthquake of 1885

LKH DeskOrigins Comments

The spring of 1885 had been unusually cold and wet, and heavy rains had lasted right on into the summer. It was five o’clock one May morning when Arthur Neve was wakened by what seemed … Read More

The Burzahom, that was!

ArsalanOrigins Comments

Burzahom was the first Neolithic site to be discovered in Kashmir. It is located on a ‘karewa’ between the banks of the Dal Lake and the Zabarvan hills, about 5 km from the famous Mughal … Read More