Wail of a Valley is
the heart rending tale of the people, popularly known
as Kashmiri Pandits, the natives of Kashmir who by
brutal force were reduced to a minority during a few
centuries of Muslim rule.
immense contributions to all segments of human
learning, they were persecuted, and discrimination
continued even in post-independence era. The
Islamisation of the entire Kashmir polity brought
about by thousands of Madarsas cut at the very roots
of Kashmiri ethos of liberalism and humanism. The
alien gun-culture transformed the paradise into a
veritable hell on the earth. Thousands were killed,
butchered and tortured. Three lacks of them are in
exile and Diaspora.
All this has
been exposed in Kashmir: Wail of a Valley. It
is the result of the hard labour of Prof. Mohan Lal
Koul who has presented the gruesome tragedy of a
minority with irrefutable evidence.
This is the
second book of the author, first being Kashmir
Past and Present: Unravelling the Mystique,
which is now a reference book.