Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
from Sanskrit Kashypamara "land of Kashyap," said to be the name of a renowned sage. Related: Kashmiri.
A state of India, in its extreme north. When mainly Hindu India became independent of Great Britain in 1947, many of its predominantly Muslim areas split off as Pakistan. Kashmir, a mainly Muslim area, remained part of India, which led to persistent conflicts between India and Pakistan.