KASHMIR. Kashmir lies on the crossroads of important trade routes, where Persian historically was the lingua franca of traders and higher culture. It is the connecting link between Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent on the north-south axis, and, on the east-west axis, lies between Ladakh and Afghanistan. 

This entry is divided into five articles: 

i. Introduction.  

ii. Persian language in Kashmir

iii. Persian language in the state administration.  

iv. Persian elements in Kashmiri

v. Persian influence on Kashmiri art.   

(Multiple Authors)

Originally Published: May 1, 2012

Last Updated: May 15, 2012

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Vol. XVI, Fasc. 1, p. 50-51