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   History and Political Literature
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Kashmir Publications

In order to counter the disinformation campaign launched against the minuscule Kashmiri Pandit (KP) community by the Muslims, a team of dedicated KP individuals in the USA, along with other Indian Americans, has formed the Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA). KOA acts as a central repository and dissemination outlet for information on Kashmir. A major activity of KOA is the hosting of a number of related web sites.

The KOA websites carry a wealth of information about the on-going struggle of the Kashmiri Pandits, as refugees in their own country, the conditions that prevailed in the valley before their exodus, their history of survival through centuries of persecution at the hands of cruel Muslim rulers in the valley, detailed case analyses of various Kashmiri Pandit individuals killed by the Pakistan-sponsored militants, and several massacres of the Kashmiri Pandits that have taken place after their exodus. It is a repository describing the ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits from the valley of Kashmir. The web sites serve as an authoritative source for historical documents, books, and strategic analyses on Kashmir and related issues.

In addition to the political literature, it is a repository of information on the Kashmiri Pandits detailing their culture, history and religion. The KOA websites also carry Kashmiri Music and several video documentaries in "Real Player" format, paintings by Kashmiri Pandit artists, articles on our language with actual audio clips, among many other things.

Featured Collections

Cultural Heritage Publications
Cultural heritage of Kashmir is as multi-dimensional as the variegated backdrop of its physical exuberance which has nursed and inspired it all along. Its sanctity and evergreen stature can be conveniently inferred from the chaste shimmering snow, with its virgin demeanor from top to toe, adorning the towering peaks of its mountainous periphery.  >>>
Books on Religious Practices
The religious practices of Hindus of Kashmir (popularly known as Kashmiri Pandits) revolve around the worship of Shiva and Shakti. All other deities (gods and goddesses) of the traditional Hindu pantheon are worshipped as various manifestations of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is the Supreme Lord of the universe and Shakti, the Universal Mother Goddess, is his eternal companion.  >>>
History & Political Literature
The Muslim and Hindu peoples of Kashmir have lived in relative harmony and friendliness since the 13th century when Islam first became the majority religion in Kashmir. The Sufi-Islamic way of life that ordinary Muslims followed in Kashmir complemented the rishi tradition of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus), leading to a syncretic culture where Hindus and Muslims revered the same local saints and prayed at the same shrines.  >>>
Kashmir, which is known as the 'paradise on earth', has been the abode of eminent scholars, savants, historians and poets, like Bilhan, Mamatachary, Anandavardhana, Gunaverman, Abhinavagupta, Jonaraja, Kalhana, etc. These luminaries had mastery over Sanskrit language. During the Muslim rule, Persian became the court language. Kashmiri scholars did not lag behind in acquiring mastery in this language also and produced scholars and poets like Gani Kashmiri, Munshi Bhawani Dass Kachroo, Hyder Malik Chadura, Narayan Kaul Ajiz, Muhammad Azam Didmari, etc.   >>>
Books on Language
A repository on Kashmiri Language. >>>
Kashmiri Pandit publications
Writers and Columnists
Read what experts have to say about the current situation in Kashmir.
pdf downloads
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