Bangalore International Centre had organised Book Discussion of the book “The Last Queen of Kashmir” authored by Mr. Rakesh K. Kaul on Thursday, 3rd November 2016 at 6.30 PM at its auditorium. The event was chaired and moderated by Prof. S Settar, a well-known Historian.
Mr. Rakesh Kaul, through a power point presentation narrated the historical saga of treachery, betrayal and the quest for land and religious supremacy in Kashmir in 1330 AD, The Last Queen of Kashmir is the story of the beautiful Kota and how she is, unknowingly, swept into the intrigues of the court of Kashmir. He informed that the book is as much a description of what Kashmir was like in the fourteenth century as the story of a strong woman leader, a kingdom and a civilization in turmoil.
Kota, beautiful and regal, had once known love and dreamt of happiness. A lifetime ago. Before the murder of her father. Before she became Kota Rani, the wise regent who ruled over Kashmir with a firm hand.
The talk was all about the tale of one of the greatest queens of the land – one that will speak to the men and women of today.
Prof. Settar who chaired and moderated the discussion, handled the Q & A with his rich knowledge of history. He also expressed his own insights about the book.
The audience participated in the Q & A session with much enthusiasm.