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This article convers Kashmir and other nearby countries of Central or High Asia.

Kashmir and Jammu was a Princely State which was created in 1846 after the 1st Sikh War. The British annexed the Kashmir Valley, Ladakh and Gilgit-Baltistan and tranferred it to Maharajah Gulab Singh for an indemnity payment. The capital of Kashmir was Srinagar.

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Modern name: Kashmir Variants: Cashmere

FIBIS resources

External links

  • Jammu and Kashmir Wikipedia (retrieved 16 June 2016)
  • "Heritage tag for 110-yr-old power project" by Majid Jahangir. The second oldest power project, the Mohura [Mohra] Power House located in the Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, was commissioned in 1902. The Tribune September 1, 2012, Chandigarh, now an archived webpage. The Mohura Power House was situated midway between Uri and Baramulla.
  • "Returning to Kashmir, where our parents were shot in front of us" by Andrew Whitehead 16 November 2017 from Baramulla, Kashmir. BBC com. Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Dykes of the Sikh Regiment, and his wife Biddy, and four others were shot dead at St Joseph's Catholic Mission Hospital in the riverside town of Baramulla, Kashmir in October 1947.
  • 'Kashmir" by Kenneth Iain MacDonald. (library.utoronto.ca). In J. Speake (ed) (2003) The Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. London: Routledge. Includes a Bibliography.

Historical books online

Gazetteer Of Kashmir And Ladak 1890 . Full title: Gazetteer of Kashmír and Ladak : together with routes in the territories of the Maharaja of Jamu and Kashmir compiled (for political and military reference) under the direction of the Quarter Master General in India in the Intelligence Branch 1890. Archive.org version, mirror from Digital Library of India.
Kashmir and Jammu: A Guide for Visitors by Joshua Duke, late Resident Surgeon in Kashmir. Thacker, Spink 1903. Cover title: Kashmir Handbook. Northwestern University Libraries Digitized Books [USA]. Catalogue entry. It is stated that it is practically a new book although based on Ince’s work (editions at the end of the 1860s, 1876 and 1888. Titles are The Káshmir Handbook: a guide for visitors by John Ince 1867, 1872, 1876; Ince's Kashmir Handbook : a guide for visitors, rewritten and much enlarged by Joshua Duke 1888).
  • The Tourist's Guide to Kashmir, Ladakh, Skardo, &c. Edited by Arthur Neve. Originally published c 1890.
1918; 1927, 14th edition. Pdf downloads, Pahar- Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
1927 14th edition Archive.org version, 1933 15th edition Archive.org version revised by E F Neve, mirrors from Digital Library of India.
Narrative of a journey from Caunpoor to the Boorendo pass, in the Himalaya Mountains viâ Gwalior, Agra, Delhi, and Sirhind; by Major Sir William Lloyd. And Captain Alexander Gerard's account of an attempt to penetrate by Bekhur to Garoo, and the Lake Manasarowara: with a letter from the late J.G. Gerard, esq. detailing a visit to the Shatool and Boorendo passes, for the purpose of determining tte line of perpetual snow on the southern face of the Himalaya. Ed. by George Lloyd, published 1840. Volume I [1821-1822] Google Books. Volume II Captain Alexander Gerard’s Narrative 1821 Archive.org. Article about the book, page 421 The Monthly Review, From January To April Inclusive. 1840 Google Books.
Volume I, Volume II, Volume III Google Books
Volume I, Volume II, Volume III British Library Digital Collection. Images can be rotated.
Some sources give her names as Eleanor Louisa, Mrs Thomas Kibble. However, another source gives her as Julia Harvey, born 1825, the daughter of William Morton an engineer and his wife Juliana. [1] There was a marriage in Cawnpore 10 September 1845 of Julian Susan Morton , age 20, to Edward Harvey, Captain 10th Light Cavalry. He appears to be still alive in the late 1850s, so if this identification was correct, she did not undertake the journey due to widowhood. Article about the book by Christina Stoltz exploringtibet.wikischolars.columbia.edu
The Roof of the World : being a narrative of a journey over the high plateau of Tibet to the Russian Frontier and the Oxus Sources on Pamir by Lieutenant-Colonel T E Gordon, Honorary Aide-De-Camp to the Viceroy of India, lately attached to the Special Mission to Kashghar 1876 Archive.org. Includes Kashghar.
A Summer in High Asia, being a record of sport and travel in Baltisan and Ladakh by Capt F E S Adair, late Rifle Brigade 1899. 2nd file images may be marginally better. Archive.org
Part 1 1933;60:5 377-392. Part 2 1933;60:6 456-461. Part 3 1933;61:1 61-70. Part 4 1933;61:2 133-144. Part 5 1933;61:4 304-309. Part 6 1933;61:5 379-393. Part 7: not online. Part 8 1934;62:2 142-150. Part 9 1934;62:3 224-233. Part 10 1934;62:5 365-376. Part 11 1934;62:6 430-440. Part 12 1934;63:2 127-134. Part 13 1934;63:3 193-206.
Through Deserts and Oases of Central Asia by Ella Sykes and Percy Sykes, 1920 Archive.org. Covers the brief period in which Percy Sykes relieved Macartney at Kashgar while the latter was on leave in 1916 but is really Percy's sister Ella Sykes’s travel account and says little about consular affairs.
  • Includes a Map, in two sections.
Chinese Central Asia by C P Skrine. Indian Civil Service, British Consul General in Chinese Turkistan 1922-1924. First published 1926 Archive.org. Index.Hathi Trust Digital Library version where images are rotatable. The Consulate was at Kashgar. Clarmont Percival Skrine Wikipedia.
Also see Norperforce for more about the Kashgar Mission during WW1 prior to 1922.
The Antique Land by Diana Shipton 1950. Archive.org Lending Library. A memoir by the wife of Eric Shipton, the last British consul in Kashgar before the consulate closed in 1947.
  • Khyber Caravan–through Kashmir Waziristan Afghanistan Baluchistan and Northern India by Gordon Sinclair 1936. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset.
  • Hired to Kill: Some Chapters of Autobiography by John Morris 1960. Link to a pdf download, PAHAR Mountains of Central Asia Digital Dataset. Morris was an officer with the 3rd Gurkha Rifles from 1918 until 1934. Includes chapters when he was transport officer for the 1922 Mount Everest Expedition (page 134 onwards) and in 1927 he trekked in Chinese Turkestan (page 225 onwards).
  • Recipes by The Mallinson Girls’ School , Srinagar. unknown date, but probably after 1961. Archive.org. This school was established in 1912 as the Girls' Mission High School and was later named after the Church Missionary Society Missionary, Miss Muriel Pauline Mallinson, probably after she retired c 1961. The School is now part of the Tyndale-Biscoe & Mallinson Schools, Srinagar.
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  1. Snippet Search result from ‪In Their Own Words: British Women Writers and India, 1740-1857‬ by Rosemary Raza 2006 Google Books