The Wazwan | Kashmir is a crossroads and remains one of the great conflicted narratives of modern India. A land given, taken and fought over a thousand times as if in a story. When Timur (Tamerlane) invaded India in the fifteenth century from Persia, he came with an army of 1700 craftsmen. Woodcarvers, weavers, architects, calligraphers and cooks from Samarkand in Central Asia all settled in the lush Valley. The descendants of these cooks, known as Wazas, are the chefs of the Kashmiri feast, the Wazwan. Literally a cook-shop.
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