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The Kashmir Initiative: Selected Bibliography*

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Mirza Waheed. The Collaborator. Penguin Books Ltd., 2011.

Basharat Peer. Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist's Frontline Account of Life, Love, and War in His Homeland. Scribner, 2010.

Ahmad Faruqui. “The September 1965 war,” “Kashmir: The View from New Delhi,” “Deconstructing India’s Kashmir Strategy,” “Unmaking the Kashmir Conflict,” “Can Incentives Resolve the Kashmir Conflict?,” “The Enigma of Kashmir,” “The Salience of Kashmir,” “New Delhi’s Grand Illusion,” Articulating a New Kashmir Strategy,” in Musharraf’s Pakistan, Bush’s America and the Middle East.Vanguard Books. 2008.

Bose, Sumantra.  Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace. Harvard University Press. 2005.

Rai, Mridu. Hindu Rules, Muslim Subjects: Islam, rights and the history of Kashmir. Princeton University Press. 2004.

Ahmad Faruqui .“The Clash in Kargil,” and “Resolving the Conflict over Kashmir,” in Rethinking the National Security of Pakistan. Ashgate Publishing. 2003.

Ali, Agha Shahid. Country Without a Post Office. Norton. 1998

Lamb, Alastair. Kashmir: a disputed legacy, 1846-1990. Roxford Books. 1991.


Arundhati Roy, “Kashmir’s Fruits of Discord,” The New York Times, November 8, 2010.

Angana Chatterji, “SOUTH ASIA: Kashmir, India’s historically manufactured nemesis,” Asian Human Rights Commission, September 27, 2010.

Parvaiz Bukhari, “Kashmir 2010: The Year of Killing Youth,” The Nation, September 22, 2010.

Lydia Polgreen, “Deadly Clashes Continue in Kashmir,” The New York Times. August 13, 2010.

Sanjay Kak, “The last option: A stone in her hand,” The Times of India. August 8, 2010.

Suvir Kaul, “Days In Srinagar.” Outlook India. August 6, 2010.

Sanjay Kak, “Children of the tehreek.” Himal South Asian. August 2010

Pankaj Mishra. “Afghanistan: The India & Kashmir Connection,” New York Review of Books. Vol 57(1). January 14, 2010.

Ahmad Faruqui. “Talks with India,” 1 March 2010

Mallika Kaur Sarkaria. “Powerful Pawns of the Kashmir Conflict: Kashmiri Pandit Migrants.” Asian & Pacific Migration Journal, Vol 16, Issue 2, 2009.

Lydia Polgreen. "2 Killings Stroke Kashmiri Rage at Indian Force," 15 August 2009.

Maleeha Lodhi. “More talks about talks?” 21 July 2009.

Suvir Kaul. “Kashmir ’s Sea of Stories.” Outlook India. September 2008.

Arundhati Roy. Land and Freedom.  22 August 2008.

Sankar Ray. “Blood in Kashmir’s Water.” 18 June 2008.

Ahmad Faruqui. “The unequal war in Kashmir,” unpublished paper prepared for Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR). October, 2003.

Suvir Kaul.“Srinagar, Four Years Later.” September, 2003.

Fedarko, Kevin. "The Coldest War By Kevin Fedarko," Outside Magazine. February 2003.

Evans, Alexander. “A departure from history: Kashmiri Pandits, 1900-2001.” Contemporary South Asia. 2002.

Ahmad Faruqui. “South Asia’s Enduring Conflict,” Asian Defence and Diplomacy. March 2002.

Ahmad Faruqui. “The Fallacy of Nuclear Deterrence,” Asia Pacific Military Balance. 2001.

Ahmad Faruqui. “The Fallacy of Nuclear Deterrence,” Asia Pacific Military Balance. 2000/2001.

Ali, Tariq. "Bitter Chill of Winter," LRB. April 2001.l

Ayesha Jalal. "Kashmir: The Deepening Scars," The News. 2000.

Ayesha Jalal. “Kashmir Scars: A Terrible Beauty is Torn,” 23 July 1990.


Amnesty International, A 'Lawless Law': Detentions under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 2011.
Executive Summary; Full Report

InternationalPeople’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir. BURIED EVIDENCE: Unknown, Unmarked, and Mass Graves in Indian-Administered Kashmir. December, 2009

InternationalPeople’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir. Militarization with Impunity: A Brief on Rape and Murder in Shopian, Kashmir. July 2009.

International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-Administered Kashmir. Memorandum to CM Omar Abdullah. Feb. 2009.

ProjectPloughshares. Armed Conflicts Report: India-Kashmir. 2008.

European Parliament Human Rights Subcommittee Hearing on Kashmir. July 2008.

Human Rights Watch. "With Friends Like These..." Human Rights Violations in Azad Kashmir. 2006.

Human Rights Watch. "Everyone Lives in Fear": Patterns of Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir. 2006.

Médecins Sans Frontières. Kashmir: Violence and Health. A quantitative assessment on violence, the psychosocial and general health status of the Indian Kashmiri population. November 2006.

Médecins Sans Frontières. Kashmir earthquake: Six-month overview of MSF intervention. April 2006.

Médecins Sans Frontières. India: Projects intensify in disputed border region. February 2002

Human Rights Watch. Backgrounder: Recent Landmine Use By India And Pakistan. 2002.

Amnesty International. India: Punitive use of preventive detention legislation in Kashmir. May 2000.

Human Rights Watch. India: Behind the Kashmir Conflict: Abuses by Indian Security Forces and Militant Groups Continue. 1999.

Amnesty International. India: If they are dead, tell us: Disappearances in Jammu and Kashmir. March 1999.

Human Rights Watch. India: Arms and Abuses in Indian Punjab and Kashmir. 1994.

Asia Watch and Physicians for Human Rights. The Human Rights Crisis in Kashmir: A Pattern of Impunity. 1993.

Physicians for Human Rights & Asia Watch. The Crackdown in Kashmir: Torture of Detainees and Assaults on the Medical Community. 1993.

Nandy, S.N. and Rao, K.S. Census 2001: Population Dynamics of Indian Himalaya.


Ahmed Faruqui. Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Today. 23 February 2010.


University of Texas Libraries. Kashmir Maps

Films and Videos

MTV Iggy. 2009

Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom).
Directed by: Sanjay Kak. 2007. See HKS Library.

When the Storm Came
Directed by: Shipli Gupta. 2003.

Acts, Treaties, Resolutions

Treaty of Amritsar: March 16, 1846.

Instrument of Accession: October 26, 1947.

Article 370 of the Consitution of India: November 17, 1952.

The Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act: 1978.

Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act: 1990.

UN Resolutions on Kashmir.

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