Scanning the Recent Trends and Writings in the Historiography of Jammu and Kashmir

Vishal Baloria


Jammu and Kashmir persists as the center of one of the most significant and ongoing conflicts in the world that cuts across several nationalities and regional borders. The voluminous writings on the region have been shaped by the intricacies of this conflict and the constantly battling mainstream nationalist political narratives that drive it. This article is basically an attempt to review the recent historiographical trends on Jammu and Kashmir. This article analyzes the writings on Jammu and Kashmir with emphasis on independence and partition and the shifts to escape this overemphasis in relocating itself free from the historiographies of Indian and Pakistani perspective. Thus this paper makes a survey of both the existing history writing on Jammu and Kashmir as well as the recent writings on the subject.

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