Mohan Lal Koul
Prof. Mohan Lal Koul
a brilliant academic record which includes three post-graduate degrees
in English, Hindi, Sanskrit and B.Ed. from the University of Kashmir, Prof.
Mohan Lal Koul served various academic colleges of Jammu & Kashmir
State. As a student he was affiliated with the left -wing politics and
zealously participated in cultural activities organised under the aegis
of various cultural fora. He taught Kashmir Shaivism at Benars Hindu University
as a visiting professor under U.G.C scheme. He also acted as an advisor
of DAV Institutions in Delhi.
contributing articles to papers and journals on subjects related to history,
culture, aesthetics and philosophy, Prof. Koul has authored a book on Kashmir
crisis titled as "Kashmir-Past and Present, Unravelling the Mystique",
which has been broadly appreciated for the documentation of facts and features
about the fundamentalist developments in Kashmir.
In his brilliant
foreword to the book Shri T.N. Chaturvedi, a scholar- politician, has put,
"Shri Koul deserves all commendation for writing a book which helps to
illumine many dark corners. It is a scholarly and documented work without
being ponderous. It is a authentic in its composition and unsparing in
its presentation of even unpalatable facts."
have served to de-mythologise Kashmir's medieval
and modern history.