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The History Lab: Chronicling Jammu and Kashmir through pictures

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...
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...
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...
Ranbir Singh , the second Dogra Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmr, was the son of Maharaja Gulab Singh, and head of the Jamwal Rajput clan. The trans-Himalayan territories of Gilgit, Astore, Hunza-Nagar were conquered and made part of Jammu and Kashmir in his time. He was noted as a great...
When Jammu and Kashmir government organised its transport and motor vehicle department in early 1950s, the vehicle registration series began by 'J&K'. As the vehicles grew in numbers, the series was bifurcated as JK A-F for Kashmir division and JK P-U for Jammu division. In this third phase, the...
In this picture of Srinagar streets there is not one motorcar visible. Tongas were the main mode of group transport while bicycles stood as means of individual transport. This was in 1960s. Motorcars had made way to Srinagar 65 years before but there were very few
Pampore or Pampur is a historic town situated on the eastern side of river Jehlum on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in Kashmir. It is worldwide famous for its Saffron, so known as "Saffron Town of Kashmir". Pampore is one of the few places in the world where saffron, the world's...
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...
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 the decade of 1960s, motor cars were barely making their presence noticed in Srinagar where Tongas were still main mode of transport