Contents

 

Ambardar Family Tree

  Map of Jammu & Kashmir

Map of Srinagar

Map of Rainawari
Prologue
1. The Beginnings
2. Rainawari of My Childhood
3. A Family Like Any Other
4. Grandfather’s ‘Shaiyadan
5. Shankar and Swaraswati
6. The Wonder Years
7. Nagdandi Baba
8. The Throes of Freedom
 
9. ‘Qabailis’ at the Door
 10. Shyama and Shanta
11. JAK Fights Back
12. Hey Ram!
13. ‘Naya Kashmir Ki Rah Par’
14. Aligarh Muslim University
15. Rattan

16. The Intelligence Bureau
17. Your Boys Are Waiting For You
18. Shattered Illusions
19. Four Principals
20. Two Wars
21. Baramulla Sojourn
22. The Errant Acolyte

23. Soup for Gopal
24. Afsar Khan: The Cyclist
25. Swamiji from Haridwar

  

 

26. Shanti Sheel: The Japanese Bhikshu
27. Bansi Lal: The Meteorologist
28. Mrs Lockley: The Painter

29. Noor Ali: The Touchy Guest
30. The Coerced Conversion
31. ‘Good, Gooder, Goodest’
32. Fires in Baramulla
33. Dehradun Land Purchase
34. Bereavements

35. Sri Pratap College
36. Abdullah’s Return
37. Urban Land Ceiling
38. End of an Era
39. Political Manipulations
40. My Children’s Odyssey
41. Vishwa Bharati College
42. Father
43. Terror in Srinagar

44. The Muezzin’s Call
45. Fifteen Days in April
46. Our Forced Exodus

47. Midway to Nowhere
48. A New Beginning

49. The Aftermath
50. An Eternal Hope Flickers
51. Another Seedling Sprouts

Epilogue
Acknowledgements

 

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