From the lives the Hindukush and Pir Panjal rose to their present height, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, the crown region of India, has been the abode of early man. After the discoveries of de Terra and Paterson in 1935; multi disciplinary scientific investigations in the region, have resulted in accumulation of vast data, regarding the emergence and development of early man in India. Now it appears that the enchanting 'Vale' of Kashmir was the place where early man evolved first. The scientific excavations in the region have now proved that as early as nearly 5000 years back the people in the region had close contacts with the Harappans of Indus Saraswati basin and also traded the west, central and east Asia, scientific studies have also revealed that the neolithic people of Kashmir belonged to the same stock to which the Harappans belonged. They were like two brothers, one going to the town where as the other continuing to look after the property of his forefathers.
The book is an attempt for the first time, to living before the scholars and public, the vast scientific data from explored and excavated prehistoric sites, from the region in order to demonstration to how the region was the cradle of development of man in India and how many things like iron made their first appearance in India from this valley. It was not during Asoka but thousands of years prior to that; that human civilization grew and developed in this region in close affinity with the rest of the Indian subcontinent and always remained a land of culture, charm and beauty.