Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Kash GT; 1 edition (12 Aug 2003)
12 Aug 2003
An excellent pictorial depiction of unfortunate realities of life in Indian Held Kashmir. General Pervez Musharraf Millions of words have been written about the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan in which thousands of people have lost their lives. Now comes a book with a hundred or so pictures that tells a story of its own. Tony Allison, Asia Times ...I hope it will show people how beautiful Kashmir is, and how important it is to end the terrible violence and work for the only thing that matters: peace with justice. John Simpson CBE, BBC World The photographs are of an exceptional quality and the book will make an important contribution to the collections of the UNOG Library by illustrating the situation in Kashmir UNITED NATION OFFICE AT GENEVA LIBRARY The Heart of Kashmir is a wonderful work, depicting a region disrupted by violence with its people living under the shadow of constant humiliation and suffering. It provides a perceptive insight into Kashmiri daily life. James Elles MEP, founder of the All Party Group on Kashmir in the European Parliament This extraordinary, rare collection of images focuses on the Indian side of the border but it is the story of the people who live there that matters. David Ransom, New Internationalist It is a beautiful book, and one that really captures the frustration, beauty and unrealised potential of Kashmir. The more the world sees of it, the easier it will be for people to understand Kashmir's plight. Randeep Ramesh, The Guardian Most moving and interesting. Steve Anderson, ITV This beautiful and moving book should be on the shelves of anybody who cares about the injustice of a divided and occupied Kashmir. Harold Stern, New World, UNA A sobering read and so many poignant and unforgettable images... Sophie Poklewski Koziell, Resurgence Magazine The problem with Kashmir is that its heart is cut in two. [...] Kash Gabriele Torsello's achievement at documenting life and death on both sides of the disputed border is remarkable... Keith Wilson, Black & White Photography Compassionate and objective, Kash captures the small pleasures of daily life amidst the pains wrought by a 50-year-old conflict foreshadowed by a military presence that features large in the background of his lens... Gordon Miller, ei8ht photojournalism His lens captured every single human emotion spun out of fear, frustration and helplessness... Bangla Mirror It is a book of pain, hope and engagement... Victoria Schofield Author of Kashmir in Conflict The book is an important contribution to the ongoing occupation of Kashmir.... Abdul Adil, The Muslim News A work like The Heart of Kashmir can only be created by someone who has deeply absorbed the ambiance of the theme, in this case the agony of the Kashmiri people. Mr. Torsello has done exactly that, with his heart and soul. The tone of the photographs is most appropriate. Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani This book, unlike any other, forces us to confront the scale of the tragedy through the brilliantly striking photographs. The intimacy of detail brings out the poignancy and beauty of Kashmir. This book, a labor of love, must be read by anyone interested in one of the world's most beautiful and yet most dangerous places. Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.