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Vintage Kashmir

From famous personalities and historical landmarks to everyday life, TheDispatch.In is hosting some 500 plus rare pictures that show a different perspective of the history of Jammu and Kashmir

Believe it or not but it is true. Ancient "Hindu Kashmir" lies in most of the countries in this world even in present digital era. Converted forcibly since 1339 (Shah Mir-Bulbul Shah period), 680 years ago, prehistoric and ancient Kashmir can be seen physically existing in most of museums of...
TheDispatch has one of the largest collections of historical pictures, books, monographs and documents on and related to Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the pictures in this gallery have been collected from open sources. Readers are encouraged to contribute pictures for larger public access. You may also like to visit...
Malika Pukhraj was a highly popular Ghazal and folk singer of Pakistan. She was generally called as "Malika" meaning "The Queen" publicly. She is extremely popular for her rendition of Hafeez Jalandhri's nazm song, Abhi tau main jawan hoon ("I am still young"), which is enjoyed by millions...
Choudhry Ghulam Abbas was a lawyer and a leading politician of Jammu and Kashmir. He worked together with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah since the early 1930s but they fell out later in the decade when the Muslim Conference was rechristened as National Conference. Choudhary revived Muslim Conference in 1941...
There is a long history behind the Indira-Sheikh accord but in a short description, this agreement allowed Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to return to power in Jammu and Kashmir 22 years after his deposition and arrest. Below is the full text of the Accord: The State of Jammu and Kashmir...
Mirza Afzal Beg, one of the top five politicians in Kashmir for four decades since 1930s, was a trusted lieutenant of Sheikh Abdullah. He was also the president of the Plebiscite Front and was arrested as one of the accused in Kashmir Conspiracy Case. In later years, he was...