Artists from Punjab, Karnataka and Tajikistan pose for a photograph during the 27th Surajkund Mela in Faridabad-PTI

Artists from Punjab, Karnataka and Tajikistan pose for a photograph during the 27th Surajkund Mela in Faridabad-PTI

Artists from Punjab, Karnataka and Tajikistan pose for a photograph during the 27th Surajkund Mela in Faridabad-PTI


Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.