"The book is in the form of memoirs by the author who is a native of Kashmir but
his community was forced to leave their homes and hearths in 1990, due to dangerous
conditions prevailing there, perpetrated by terrorists and fundamentalists, aided by
Pakistan. It is a first-hand account of the state of affairs in Jammu & Kashmir after
India's partition in 1947. Since the author has been an eye-witness to the periods of
peace and turmoil in Kashmir, his narration makes a compelling reading. He underscores the
importance of building peaceful relations between India and Pakistan so that peace and
progress return to the valley.
The book is structured in 18 chapters, each taking up an important event or period from
Kashmir's recent socio-political history. Certain recent developments, including Prime
Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to develop peaceful relations with Pakistan by meeting
Nawaz Sharif in Russia during SCO summit in July 2015, visiting Lahore to wish Nawaz
Sharif in December 2015 on his birthday and take part in the marriage ceremony of Sharif's
granddaughter, and then the deterioration of relations between the two countries due to
terrorist attacks on Indian army men, have been authenticated by quotes from books and
papers (duly acknowledged).
The book will find favour with all those interested in knowing about the events that
took place in Kashmir after India's independence."