Table of Contents

   Kashmiri Writers Index

Koshur Music

An Introduction to Spoken Kashmiri

Panun Kashmir


Symbol of Unity


Dr. Shashishekhar Toshkhani

Dr. Shashi Shekhar ToshkhaniDr. S.S. Toshkhani is a renowned scholar of India and belongs to a great intellectual family of Kashmir. His father late Prof. S.K. Toshkhani was a legendary scholar of Kashmir's literature, language and culture. Dr. Toshkhani is a poet, linguist, writer and thinker. He has contributed substantially to Kashmiri heritage and carried out modern research in various fields of Kashmiri literature, history, religion, art and social science in general. He is a member of the research committee of Kashmiri Education, Culture and Science Society. He is conducting research on Bhakti tradition in Kashmiri Poetry as a Senior Fellow (on a fellowship from the Ministry of Culture) and on rituals and visual arts of Kashmir at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. He has been associated in many leading seminars conducted by Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society. Dr. Toshkhani, therefore, represents a great tradition of scholarship of Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits.

Featured Collections

Lal Ded: The great Kashmiri Saint-poetess
Editor: Dr. S.S. Toshkhani.
This book represents the proceedings of a National Seminar on "Remembering Lal Ded in Modern Times" conducted by Kashmir Education, Culture and Science Society in New Delhi on 12 November, 2000. Lalleshwari or Lal Ded, according to late Prof. Jayalal Kaul, has been the greatest genius of Kashmir of all times. This book has many eminent writers of modern period who have recollected the genius of Lal Ded for the modern world.
Kashmir: The Crisis in Perspective 
Lies, half truths and systematic disinformation about the political situation and terrorist mayhem has become the order of the day. Press and political activists are hostages to the terrorist outfits. Freedom of opinion, dissent and beliefs have been stamped out by the terrorists. Their manner of working and propagating is right out from Fascist or Nazi tactics. Their cry for Azadi is a facade for secession, depriving men of conscience from liberty and basic freedoms guaranteed by the Indian constitution. 

An article on Krishen Joo Razdan in Hindi.

Festivals of Kashmiri Pandits

Mekhal Ritual of Kashmiri Pandits

Marriage Rituals Among Kashmiri Pandits

Kashmiri Pandits - Funerary and Post Funerary Rites

Kashmiri Language: Roots, Evolution and Affinity

Beginnings of Kashmiri Language and Literature
Kashmir's Contribution to Indian Aesthetics

Early Kashmiri Society and

- Social Life

- Challenge of Islam

- Status of Women

- An Analysis


Rites and Rituals of Kashmiri Brahmins

- Book Introduction

- Introduction by Author

  Cultural Heritage of Kashmiri Pandits
Edited by: S.S. Toshkhani and K. Warikoo


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