CONTENTS:- 1. Creation of Jammu & Kashmir State 2. Early Dogra Rule And the British 3. Moves and Counter Moves 4. Kashmir to Gilgit 5. Condemned Unheard 6. Resident Vs. Ruler 7. Impact of The British Policy 8. Jammu and Kashmir States In 1947
The nineteenth century has been an eventful century in the history of British India. Events not only in India but also in Europe towards the close of the 18th century largely shaped the policy of the then British Government in India. They took active steps to maintain this precious colonial possession of theirs. Hostility between the European powers found their expression in India resulting in the overall supremacy of the British as the rulers of India.
In the history of 19th century British India, Kashmir occupied a very strategic position. Czarist Russia had her covetous eyes on Kashmir whose conquest would give her an opportunity to directly confront the British in India. This logistical reality was realized by the British very early and she went all out to maintain at any cost Kashmir as a buffer state against Russian designs.
This is the first diplomatic history of Kashmir written after a deep study of original archives, housed in India and abroad.
In 1969 he was invited by several Japanese Universities to give extension lectures on Buddhist culture and history. Since then he has visited various cities in Asia and Europe and has given lectures on history, culture and Sufism. He Is a recipient of several degrees and awards from various institutions in India, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Mexico. He was granted the title of Rastra Sanskrit Samrat or the Emperor of National Culture in 1987. The Jammu and Kashmir government has bestowed upon him the prestigious lifetime achievement award on January 25, 2009.
He is the author of about two dozen books on history, culture and mysticism which have been published in India, UK, Russia, Italy, and USA.
He lives with his wife at 32, Dastgir Villa, Umer Enclave, Parray Pora, Baghat, Airport road, Srinagar, Kashmir, India.