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Manan Shah

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The land of saints and Sufis, Kashmir, or how we Kashmiris dub it, ‘Peer Waer’, Adobe of Saints, has not only impressed the world with its eternal scenic beauty but has employed many who would contribute to its poetry and songs, creating melodies, and therefore adding an air to the lives of people. One known name in this sphere that we come across, is Rasul Mir. He is one of the celebrated poets of Kashmir,…

Kashmir has been under the ascendency of various rulers who have ruled the land and extended its frontiers. However, there are very few instances in the history of this country wherein a woman took charge. Kalhana, a renowned poet from the 12th century has in his work mentioned at least three queens who ruled over the country for a while; Yasovati of Gonda dynasty, Sugandha (904-906 AD) of the Utpala dynasty and Didda (1003-1320 AD)…