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The History Lab: Chronicling Jammu and Kashmir through pictures

The road from Srinagar to Sonamarg is perhaps the most picturesque and busiest ever of Kashmir in the summers. It is this road which takes out onward to Ladakh. However, this picture from a time when wheeled traffic to Ladakh was beyond anyone's imagination. Sonmarg, as we know today, gives...
Major Somnath Sharma , an Indian Army officer, was the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra , India's highest military decoration. In 1942, Sharma was commissioned into the 8th Battalion, 19th Hyderabad Regiment. He served in Burma during the Arakan Campaign of World War II, for which he was...
Choudhry Ghulam Abbas was a lawyer and a leading politician of Jammu and Kashmir. He worked together with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah since the early 1930s but they fell out later in the decade when the Muslim Conference was rechristened as National Conference. Choudhary revived Muslim Conference in 1941...
In early 1950s, while Sheikh Abdullah was still in office, an Iranian press delegation visited Kashmir.  The members of this delegation visited Mughal Gardens, Dal Lake, Pahalgham , Gulmarg , Baramulla and Ganderbal. At Baramulla , they visited the Place where Maqbool Sherwani was  brutally killed  by Tribal raiders in...
A business (also known as an enterprise, a company or a firm) is an organizational entity involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers.Businesses serve as a form of economic activity, and are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods...
TheDispatch has one of the largest collections of historical pictures, books, monographs and documents on and related to Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the pictures in this gallery have been collected from open sources. Readers are encouraged to contribute pictures for larger public access. You may also like to visit...
In the times of turbulence in wake of Pakistani Pashtun tribal raiders in 1947, the Kashmiri women and children also joined the men to defend the people and territory. In this picture of late 1947, Zainab Begum leads a contingent of armed women to welcome Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at...
Srinagar erupted in utter state of chaos in third week of October 1947 when the news of tribal raid in Muzaffarabad and their march to Baramulla broke out.
A business (also known as an enterprise, a company or a firm) is an organizational entity involved in the provision of goods and services to consumers.Businesses serve as a form of economic activity, and are prevalent in capitalist economies, where most of them are privately owned and provide goods...
Kashmir's only connection to the outer world over a century ago, the Jehlum Valley Road came back in operation in 2005 with launch of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service across the Line of Control. The road has interesting history behind it. It was only after the great famine of 1877-79 when...