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He Who Lives in Kashmir Knows Kashmir Best
on June 24, 2007
It was after reading Professor Hassnain's book that I decided to go to Kashmir and see this "grave of Jesus" for myself. What began as a short excursion became almost a year in Kashmir and is now a lifetime passion. His evidence was so overwhelming and his reserach so thorough, that it draws one in. That is scholarship at its very finest.
I remained in Kashmir nearly a year. As I delved deeper and asked more questions, Professor Hassnain always made the time to help me, just as he had numerous other authors and researchers who came for the same reasons.
Each author, including myself, has acknowledged Professor Hassnain's contributions to their own research and books.
But the truth remains that without Professor Hassnain living in close proximity to the tomb, and having access to secret and unknown documents, the world would not have had much of this information in the first place.
This is a brave man, and a brilliant scholar. Now in his eighties, with white hair and a sparkle in his eye that never diminishes,he is a national treasure of Kashmir. We are blessed to have this book as a beacon for scholars past, present, and future.
This book is already a classic, referred to time and again.
I highly recommend it to anyone studying the history of Jews in Kashmir, and particularly the life of Jesus in India.