What can I tell you about the women of Kashmir?
You, who read this, will already have a procession of images in your head.
Maybe you will think of the famous women poets, sages and mystics of Kashmir: of Lal Ded and Habba Khatoon, of Arnimal, of Rupa Bhawani. Their memory lives in their verses, born out of love and suffering. Renouncing the entrapments of convention, these women seekers have marked their words in the hills and shrines of Kashmir, and in the hearts of Kashmiris.
Maybe you will think of the women rulers of Kashmir, from a thousand to