Foreword

Kashmir today is the most radicalized region on earth. But behind it is a little known history of religious persecution and violence where its original inhabitants resisted religious conversion and struggled to keep their faith.

Told with a rare sensitivity as seen by a psychologist who has worked on trauma of Kashmir, this inspiring story revolves around three young people Aditya, a Hindu priest on a quest for justice for his people, Anwar, his neighbor and an imam’s son who will stop at nothing to create an Islamic Kashmir and Zeba who is torn between her love and her faith.

The Infidel Next Door is a powerful story of every individual in search of an identity after facing a deep loss and for the first time gives an insight into the struggle between the plurality of Hinduism and the monotheism of Islam and the power of forgiveness and redemption of the human spirit.