Chronicles of Kashmir

The Chronicles of Kashmir
Biography of Pandit Amarnath Vaishnavi
by Balkrishan Sanyasi
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: White Falcon Publishing
ISBN: 9781636403878
Edition: 1, 2021
Today Kashmir holds world attention more due to the events of last three decades and many people have written loads of literature about the region, its history and politics. “The Chronicles of Kashmir” is the Biography of Pandit Amarnath Vaishnavi which takes us through the historic events dating back to the accession of Kashmir with India in 1947 till the year 2012.This time period coincides with the active lifetime of the Octogenarian, who was a social worker and a reformer at grassroot level. He was one of the founders of the Nationalist Movement in Jammu and Kashmir.

The biography, tries to answer some of the questions about the paradise on earth, such as the onset of terrorism and the factors that led to it. Was Kashmir simmering over decades prior to 1990 when the unrest started? What were the events that led to blood bath on the streets of this paradise? Was there any chance that the destiny of Kashmir could have been different from what it is today?

“The Chronicles of Kashmir”, brings to us a perspective based on the first-hand experience of Pandit Amarnath Vaishnavi, who was at the helm of political and social changes in Kashmir as an RSS Swayamsevak and as the president of All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) and a major force behind some of the historic events that had an indelible mark on the destiny of its people particularly the minority Kashmiri Pandits.

He had a contribution in the landing of Indian troupes in Kashmir in 1947 to combat the Pakistani aggression and also in the Prajaparishad movement which was launched to integrate Kashmir with India. He led the Buddhist movement of 1968 and the Kashmiri Pandit agitation of 1967.

This book also describes the childhood and early life of a man who was destined to be a leader and make a positive mark on the life of lacs of people. A humanist, liked by people irrespective of religion, caste or region, he also had influence in the corridors of power but he never used it for the benefit of his own self or his close family. He lived a life of Austerity.

This book is also important as it is about a person who was selfless and altruistic and yet dared to follow his passion and led life on his terms. This book is an attempt to perpetuate goodness in the world.
About the Author
Balkrishan Sanyasi is a Kashmiri poet and a writer. He has published two poetry collections in Kashmiri language and was nominated thrice for Sahitya Academy award. He has written more than 100 papers on language, literature and social issues and presented in various literary forums. His poems have been translated into many Indian regional and foreign languages. He was invited in the National Symposium of Poets organized by All India Radio in Varanasi in the year 2011 and is a member of the expert committee with the Ministry of Information and broadcasting and the ministry of culture.

He taught Political Science to post graduate students and has a keen eye on the changing political scenario that confronts nation states which is reflected in his writings.