Remembering Jammu: Reminiscing Wonderful Good Old Days
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Book ID : 42227
ISBN-10 : 81-8339-143-5 / 8183391435
ISBN-13 : 978-81-8339-143-6 / 9788183391436
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
80p., 14 Pages of Plts., Illus., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. The Journey and the Stay. 2. Schools and teachers. 3. Festivals and Fairs. 4. bazaars and Lanes. 5. Temples and Shrines. 6. Milk Maids and Hawkers. 7. Missing Landmarks. 8. Family Friends and Their Kin. 9. Friends, Past and Present. 10. Journey to Mantali. 11. Dhar Mahanpur and Basholi. 12. Travel to Lakes. 13. Discovering Rajouri. 14. Travels in Rajouri. 15. Discovering Poonch. 16. Travels in Poonch. 17. Discovering Kishtwar. 18. Trekking in Kishtwar. 19. Sweet Memories of Jammu.
M. Ashraf has spent almost half of his life in Jammu right from the very birth, the reason being the durbar move. His late father who served in various capacities in the state government had to move in winter to Jammu. During his own service tenure first as the Director Tourism, J & K, and later as the Director General Tourism, J & K, he had also to move with the Durbar and spend six months in Jammu continuously for 11 years till his retirement. Even after retirement he has been spending the winter in Jammu. The recollection of the most of the events of his childhood days has gone blank with his fading memory but there are certain memories of his early days in Jammu and the recent times which he vividly recalls and cherishes. He is sharing these with his friends in Jammu! These writings have appeared as a series of articles under the title, "Jammu Nostalgia" in Kashmir Times for almost a year. Writing of this column in Kashmir Times was prompted by Ms Rekha Choudhary of Jammu University. In a regional interaction during the turmoil of 2008, Ms Choudhary had complained that no Kashmiri author writes anything about Jammu. Ashraf took up the challenge and wrote these articles. He has now compiled these in the form of a book on the persuasion of his friends from Jammu so that they enjoy readings these in their leisure time.