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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

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...
In the times of turbulence in wake of Pakistani Pashtun tribal raiders in 1947, the Kashmiri women and children also joined the men to defend the people and territory. In this picture of late 1947, Zainab Begum leads a contingent of armed women to welcome Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at...
The River Jehlum, flowing through Kashmir, and the canals that connected with it formed the high roads for all activities of the people and a sail over these waters presented an ever changing panorama of Oriental life. When? A 100 years ago! ------------- TheDispatch has one of the largest collections of historical...
In early 1950s, while Sheikh Abdullah was still in office, an Iranian press delegation visited Kashmir.  The members of this delegation visited Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, Pahalgham , Gulmarg , Baramulla and Ganderbal. At Baramulla , they visited the Place where Maqbool Sherwani was  brutally killed  by Tribal raiders in...
A frequent visitor to Kashmir since deepening of his friendship with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in late 1930s, Jawaharlal Nehru continued to visit Kashmir even after imprisoning him in 1953. In this picture, in fore-lawns of Grand Palace, also seen with him are the Prime Minister Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, Sadr-e-Reyasat...
While fixing the new demarcation line in Jammu and Kashmir agreed upon by both Indian and Pakistani governments, the people in Northern Areas had an option to join Pakistan but few of them deliberately opted for Indian side. Over 1300 persons crossed the demarcation line to live in...
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a frequent visitor to Kashmir as India and Pakistan fought war over the territory in 1947-48. In this picture, Nehru is with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and his deputy Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad. TheDispatch has one of the largest collections of historical pictures, books, monographs and documents on...