The Kashmiri Pandit has been and is intellectually second to none. Their contribution to India past and present is enviable. A vast majority of Princely states employed at least one KP who by sheer dint of hard work,honesty and intellect more often than not rose to the highest /most important posts at the Royal Courts. They mostly looked after the Revenue,Fiscal and Administrative areas. Some were in the state Armies and were known to have fought under Man Singh against the Afghans and Persians.Free India has seen a host of prominent positions held by KPs from Prime Ministers to Army Chief/AirChief,top Buerocrats,Heads of Private and Public Companies,Heads of top Public Schools,great musicians writers,philosophers and sports personalities.
A small community like the Parsis and Coorgs they have so far failed to set up any Institutions for the welfare of their community like the aforesaid-Hospitals or Education Institutes or big industry .Surely the Money and capability is there to do so. Lets get together and DO Something !
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Dear Ms Mysels,
I have reliable information that the archives at the LAHORE Library have exhaustive documents on the Kashmiri Pandits. lahore was the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh under whom many KPs worked in administration aswell as the Army. The documents/Gazettes etc are invariably in Persian/Urdu. Maybe you can get some contact with a research scholar who could help out. 99% of KPs escaped to Lahore at different times in History and was generally their stepping stone to the Indian heartland. See what can be done. Thanks. Ajai k Atal