Kashmir: A Noble Tryst in Tatters is a collection of Badri Raina’s short and long pieces on the mountain state spanning the period 1992 to 2016. Essentially journalistic interventions, the pieces nudge the reader to the fact that Indian attitudes to Kashmir’s post-Independence history is intimately linked to our quality of concern for democracy, and Indian democracy.
“The essays in this book are suffused with Raina’s love for and commitment to Kashmir and Kashmiris across all communities. His advocacy of a Sufi-secular and devolutionary path may still show the way to resolving the unfortunate Kashmir imbroglio.”
Farooq Abdullah, Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
“Written at different times and through different historical and political moments, these articles, essays and poems provide many insights into the multi-layered narratives of Kashmir. Badri Raina’s knowledge and experience of several decades enrich the debate and his liberal views lend clarity to the several strands of Kashmir’s story.”
Anuradha Bhasin, Editor, Kashmir Times