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Kashmir

James Buchan

‘I see in an instant what has brought people to the valley for four centuries.’

If you wish to visit the valley of Kashmir without being turned back, shot or kidnapped, there are two approaches. The first is by air from New Delhi, where the valley looks orderly and comprehensible in the Himalayan sunshine: a small place of lakes and rivers, orchards, patchwork fields and tin ro…


James Buchan

James Buchan is the author of seven novels, including A Parish of Rich Women which won The Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the Betty Trask Award in 1984. He is also the author of three works of non-fiction, including Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Liberty (2006). His most recent novel is The Gate of Air (2008)

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