Introduction . 13
1. Political Awakening in Jammu Region From 1904 - 1953 . 25
2. The Press: Socio-political Awakening in Jammu Regionfrom 1904-1947 .33
3. The Dogra Sadar Sabha: A Social and Political Organization of Jammu Province from 1904 to 1957 . 41
4. Socio Religious Reform Movements - (Arya Samaj in Jammu region from 1890 - 1947) . 51
5. Tyag Murti—Sardar Budhsingh . 63
6. Khilafat and Non-cooperation movement - Its Effect in Jammu Region .69
7. World War-II and the Jammu Region . 75
Bibliography . 87
The state of Jammu & Kashmir came into being as a political entity in 1846 with the treaty of Amritsar on 16th March 1846, between the British Indian Government and the Maharaja Gulab Singh. The three regions Kashmir, Jammu and Laddakh came under the rule of Gulab Singh, the Hindu Dogra Ruler.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir occupies a position of great strategic importance in north-west of India. Geographically, it is divided into four natural divisions. The southern plains, the mountainous region, the middle track of Himalayas and the far-off Himalayan Region
The Jammu region consists of plains bordering the Punjab and the broken mass of the foothills known locally as KANDI areas. On account of being its mostly strong and arid, cultivation here is scanty, scattered and wholly dependent on rain. The whole of Jammu district and part of Kathua fall into this region. Rest of Jammu Province, i.e. district of Udhampur, Poonch, Doda, and part of Kathua fall in the outer hill region.
This book chronicles all the important facts and figures of the history of Jammu and Kashmir. Wish that this book is useful for those who want to know the reasons responsible for political awakening in Jammu Region.