Gilgit: The Northern Gate of India
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Gilgit: The Northern Gate of India

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Item Code: UAI928
Author: Fida Mohammad Hassnain
Publisher: Gulshan Books, Kashmir
Language: English
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9788183394314
Pages: 213 (Throughout B/w Illustrations)
Cover: HARDCOVER
Other Details 10.00 X 6.50 inch
Weight 560 gm
About The Book

On account of its unique geographical position, Gilgit occupies a place of great strategic importance for the subcontinent of India and Pakistan. In the words of Lord Curzon, the illustrious viceroy of the British in pre independence India, it is one of the northern gates of India, through which a would-be invader must advance. Even today, Gilgit is a meeting ground of many close neighbours like Afghanistan, China, India, Pakistan and Russia. The author has described the events, which led to the subjugation of Gilgit by the then Dogra rulers of Kashmir and subsequent lease of the region to the then British government in India. It also reveals the conspiracies of the British in engineering a revolt in the region, in 1947 and the arrest of Brigadier Gansara Singh, the last Dogra governor of Ladakh.
Based on original sources, this book is the only available work exposing the British diplomacy in Gilgit.

About the Author

Sufi Master, Haji Professor Fidal Hussain was born in Srinagar, Kashmir in 1924. Having graduated from the University of Punjab Lahore, He completed his post graduate studies in History and Law from the Aligarh, Muslim University, India. Since then he has received several degrees and awards from various Universities and Institutions of India, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Mexico.
He began his service career as a professor in 1948 and retired as the Director of Archives, Archaeology, Research and Museums, Jammu & Kashmir State in 1980. He is an author of two dozen books about history, culture and mysticism. He is the first Kashmiri writer whose books have been published in Poland, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. He was initiated into Sufism by Hazrat Hayat Boumann, a pious lady mystic belonging to Sufi Order established by Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan of Delhi.

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