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Book Review: Untold history of the paradise on Earth - Kashmir

While people often relate Kashmir with the Mughals, very little is known about the rulers before them. This book gives history lovers a fine glimpse of that era in Kashmir.

books Updated: Jul 15, 2016 22:02 IST
Torsha Sen
Torsha Sen
Hindustan Times
Kashmir,Jammu and Kashmir,Kota Rani
Cover of the book The Last Queen of Kashmir.

The book The Last Queen of Kashmir is an engaging tale of medieval history. Author Rakesh K Kaul who himself is a Kashmiri pandit, starts the book by talking about his struggles as a Kashmiri youth during insurgency days and how a chance to get through a University in America changed his life forever.

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Kota is a young girl, a fresh graduate and a mother-less daughter of the army chief Ramachandra who serves his king the Maharaja of Kashmir. Her happy life comes to a complete standstill when Rinchina who was once saved by her, murder’s her father. She eventually marries her father’s assassin and it’s from here Kota Rani’s courageous story unfolds. What happens to the last queen of Kashmir? Read the book and find out!

Title:The Last Queen of Kashmir
Author: Rakesh K Kaul
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Price: Rs 399

First Published: Jul 15, 2016 22:02 IST