Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)
Fires in ancient Kashmir
Shahid Nabi Wani
Fires have been one of the earliest disasters that Kashmiris witnessed. The researcher looks into primary sources to know about the fires, causes, impact and the places in which these fires would frequently take place. The researcher gives a chronological description of fires in ancient Kashmir. Further, it demonstrates that fires were the result of the building material used and the cold climatic conditions in Kashmir. Sometimes deliberate human act too would cause fires, as many a times fire was used as a weapon. The researcher demonstrates that sources only discuss those fires which took place around the seat of power.
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