Table of Contents
  About the Author
  About the Book
  Laying the Scene
  Sayyid Sharafu'D-Din
  Mir Ali Hamadani's role ...
  P.N. Bazaz and P.N.Bamzai ...
  Laleshwari - A Shining...
  Trika Paved the Way for Islam
  Kashmir - Not A Tabula Rasa
  Willing and Peaceful ...
  Extra-ideological Methods
  Compromise as Tactics
  Shihab-ud-Din's anti-Hindu ..
  'Sufi-face of Islam' thesis ...
  Sultan Sikandar -  a Cruel ..
  Mir Ali Hamdani's Advice ...
  Return of Sanity
  Na Bhatto Aham -  A Cry ...
  Crusade Re-launched
  Nirmal Kanth - A Pillar ...
  Inter-face Between Hinduism..
  Regeneration of Kashmir ...
  Mughal Annexation at ...
  Learning Not Enough, ...
  Muslims Invite Afghans
  Birbal Dhar and Sikhs
  Loot of 1931
  Loot of Landed Properties
  Loot of a Kashmiri Pandit ...
  Loot and Plunder of 1986
  Nehru's Advice to ...
  Pan-Islamic Design
  Sponsored Terrorism
  Kashmiri Pandits -  soft ...
  JKLF - An Outfit of Killers
  Jammaat-i-lslami - ...
  Afghans Again Invited ...
  Massacre of Kashmiri Pandits
- Part 1 of 3
- Part 2 of 3
- Part 3 of 3
  Loot, Grab and Arson ...
  Destruction and Desecration ...
  Loot and Burning of Books
  Kashmiri Pandits As Migrants
  Conversions as Muslim ...
  Kashmiri Pandits and ...
  Homeland Demand Raised
  Sangrampora Massacre
  References and Notes
  List of Illustrations
  Book in pdf format

Koshur Music

An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

Panun Kashmir


Symbol of Unity


Part I: Chapter 8


Much against the culture of disinterested and dispassionate historians, Bamzai, Bazaz and their tribe did not scratch and probe deeper to know that willing conversions in societies are a possibility where converts were mentally and intellectually backward and primitive and had registered no significant and worthwhile advances in the realms of culture and civilization and had proved incapable of evolving a world-view of their own to suit their cultural needs and yearnings or where they conspicuously felt and discernibly realised a proximity to tile outlook they were accepting and adopting to graft it on to the tree of their thought. As is widely known that Kashmir as a vital and distinctive strand of the Indian cultural mosaic had a fully spelt-out world-view, a philosophy and a well-founded leviathan of culture and civilization. Muslim religious tendencies including its Persian variant of prophetic mysticism is at variance with and antithetical to the Indian world-view and failed to register any impact on it. That is why Islam found few ready recruits in India and Kashmir and hence, it had to take resort to extra-ideological methods of forcible conversions and whole sale spoliation and destruction of the relics of Kashmir culture and civilization.



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