Parvez Dewan can send you to sleep about Kashmir. If anyone has the ultimate Dossier on this region, it is he, after years of running about India's northernmost state, administering and adventuring his way around its valleys, peaks and rivers.
Along the way he discovered that Kashmir's ancient tradition of fine miniature painting had continued unbroken till the early twentieth century. He also trekked with the chief of a tribe of shepherds to discover an ancient cave temple.
Above all, Parvez immersed himself in the Valley's legendary Kashmiriyat (Kashmiriness).
In this first-of-its-kind three-volume set on Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, one on each region, Parvez Dewan has tried to bring alive the past of the fabled land that has been the arena of his adult life: an up-to-date yet timeless history of the magical trinity of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh that crowns the sub-continent of India.