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Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
A Note from Authors for the revised Edition
Symbols and Abbreviations
Section 1 ~ Introduction to Nagari-Kashmiri Alphabet
- Vowels and Symbols in Nagari-Kashmiri
- Combination of Anusvara with Vowels and Symbols
- Consonants in Nagari-Kashmiri
- Consonants f.mp3ing Conjuncts with Vowels  and 
- Using Ardhachandra  
- Using  and Ardhachandra 
- Using Symbols  and 
- Using Symbols  and 
- Using  and 
- Difference in Pronunciation of words using Vowels &
- Difference in Pronunciation of words using Vowels &
Section 2 ~ Words and Sentences
- Identifying Vowels & Symbols-I
- Identifying Vowels & Symbols-II
- Identifying Vowels & Symbols-III
- Identifying Vowels & Symbols-IV
- Identifying Vowels & Symbols Assorted

- Simple Sentences
- Practice in Reading-I
- Practice in Reading-II
- Practice in Reading-III
- Practice in Reading-IV
Section 3 ~ Translation Vocabulary
- Some words of daily use
- Numbers 1 to 50
- Parts of Body
- Animals~Birds~Reptiles/Insects
- Professions
- Relations
- Fruits ~ Vegetables
- Time ~ Yugas
- Days of Week~Months~Seasons
- Miscellaneous Vocabulary
- Model Passage-1~A Conversation
- Model Passage-2~My Motherland
Basic Reader for Kashmiri Language
M. K. Raina & Neelam Trakru

NOTE: Click on any Nagari-Kashmiri image to listen to the audio clip

Model Passage II
My Motherland

My motherland is Kashmir.

The State as a whole is called Jammu & Kashmir.

Srinagar is its summer capital and Jammu its winter capital.

It has three divisions, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

It has 14 districts, 6 in Jammu, 6 in Kashmir and 2 in Ladakh.

Kashmir has been described as the Paradise on Earth.

The Valley of Kashmir is approximately 134 Kms. long and 32 to 40 Kms. wide.

Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Kokar Naag, Veri Naag, Dal Lake, Wular Lake, Anchar Lake, Gangabal, Mughal Gardens, Pari Mahal, Dachhi Gaam Rakh etc. are considered to be the world famous tourist spots.

Jehlum is the main river flowing through the Valley.

Srinagar is a beautiful city.

It is situated on the two banks of River Jhelum.

The city has two famous hills Shankaracharya and Hari Parbat.

Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal and Harwan Reservoir are all situated in the city of Srinagar.

Amar Nath and Tullamulla are the two most famous places of pilgrimage sacred to Hindus.

Hazratbal and Khankah shrines are sacred to Muslims.

Kalhan was a great Historian of Kashmir and Lalla-Ded and Nunda Reshi were great Saint-poets.

Kashmiri is the mother-tongue of Kashmiris.

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