The Chronicles of Kashmir

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An insight into many untold facts describing the position of Kashmiri Pandits since the pre-independence era, the subsequent developments that shaped the socio - cultural and political environment in J&K, the sowing of the seeds of terrorism much before they showed up and the factors that led to the world’s largest mass exodus of people in their own country, this biography chronicles historic events witnessed and led by Pandit Amarnath Vaishnavi dating back to 1947 up to the year 2012.

Amarnath Vaishnavi was a social activist at the grass root and was at the helm of various historic events pertaining to Kashmiri Pandits that shaped history and influenced the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. His negotiations with the government led to the rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits who lost their homes during their mass exodus from Kashmir in 1990.

A man who was so influential was never tempted to accumulate wealth or use power to help himself or his close family members. He lived a down to earth life in one of the Kashmiri refugee colonies in Jammu.

He was honoured with the title, “Father of the Kashmiri Pandit Community.”

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 is a member of the expert committee with the Ministry of Information and broadcasting and the ministry of culture.

Born in 1943 in Srinagar J&K, he completed his Masters in Political science from Kashmir University and joined Accountant Generals office. Teaching being his passion, he taught Political Science to post graduate students. He has a keen eye on the changing political scenario that confronts nation states which is reflected in his writings. He has been writing since his college days.


  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2021)
  • Author: Balkrishan Sanyasi
  • ISBN-13: 9781636403878
  • Product Dimensions:  6 x 1 x 9 Inches

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