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In this article, the author tries to go beyond the traditionally accepted etymologies behind the origin of the word Kashmir According to Auriel Stein, in his translation of Rajtaranghani, name ‘Kashmir’ is ancient and linguistic sciences can furnish no clue to its origin nor to analyse its formation. The ‘mystical’ legend that has been popular for years is that the region was a mythological lake called ‘Satisar’ which was drained by meditation of a sage…

Earlier, a map on the Saudi Riyal showed Kashmir as separate territory While predicting results of the 2020 presidential elections, Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of US President Donald Trump stirred controversy after he shared a map that does not show Kashmir as part of the Indian territory. The whole of the northeastern region was also excluded. Posting a world map that predicted a “red wave”, Donald Trump Jr showed the majority of countries…