About the Author
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.
Prof. M. L. Koul
Apart from 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."