The most reliable and trusted name in book business since several decades. Being the pioneers in the field of book publishing in Kashmir. The Gulshan is accredited with having first traced, located, subsequently consolidated and published the scattered historical literature/ material on Kashmir; making easily available to scholars, intellectuals, academicians as well as the general readers a variety of rare books which were otherwise beyond their reach.
Professor Wakhlu’s immensely interesting novel is the odyssey of love, intense and passionate. Thus the book is a SONG OF LOVE. The book narrates in full, rich and lucid style the love of Sultan Yusuf Shah Chak of Kashmir for a village belle, Habba Khatoon, whose original name was Zoon. Born of an ordinary peasant family at the village Chandhara in Kashmir she blossomed into an exquisitely charming damsel and a melodious singer who could compose lyrics which are even now considered the gems of Kashmiri literature.Readmore
The book offers a glimpse of the political, social, cultural and economic conditions prevailing in the Ancient Kashmir. It highlights the rise and fall of various Hindu rulers and dynasties during the period under study.
By the middle of nineteenth century the world history recorded the most shameful and condemnable international transaction which created history of the sale of a nation along with its rich resources, tradition with values and dignity in its cultural ethos. Some time thereafter few conscious veterans from amongst those auctioneers of the only paradise on the earth visited the sold heaven as travelers or tourists and found the natural consequences of the unscrupulous transaction of their own fellow countrymen. Their conscious made them to moan and lament upon their own contributory follies. Those conscious and honest observers shared their impact which they received here in Kashmir with their own people through the four stories they carried here from. A few agents of the beneficiaries tried to paint with prejudice those chapters of impartial assessment. A keen student of Kashmir history, folk and letters Mr. G. N. Gauhar has in his forward pinpointed corroborating material from all those sources succinctly but with precision. This publishing house is committed to resurrect the yesterday memories of J & K so that a better tomorrow is modeled.