Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rare Kashmiri Manuscripts Lost to Violence

Daily News & Analysis (India) has a short article today on the widespread destruction of rare books, manuscripts and other cultural artifacts in the disputed Kashmir region. Indian authorities say they have no idea exactly how many manuscripts have been destroyed - mostly in fires set by militants at institutions such as Islamia College and the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.

1 comment:

Francesca Thomas said...

The continuous and wanton destruction of mankinds history, literature and culture is appalling and very sad. Mankind needs to stop, look and listen - just like children.

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