According to folk etymology, the name "Kashmir" means "desiccated land" (from the Sanskrit Ka = water and shimeera = desiccate).Kashmir and Jammu was, from 1846 until 1947, a princely state in the British Empire in India, and was ruled by a Maharaja. The state was created in 1846 when, after its victory in the First Anglo-Sikh War, the East India Company annexed the Kashmir valley and immediately sold it to the Dogra ruler of Jammu under the Treaty of Amritsar.
When India and Pakistan became separate and independent nations in August of 1947, theoretically they were divided along sectarian lines. In the Partition of India, Hindus were supposed to live in India, while Muslims lived in Pakistan. However, the horrific ethnic cleansing that followed proved that it was impossible to simply draw a line on the map between followers of the two faiths - they had been living in mixed communities for centuries. One region, where the northern tip of India adjoins Pakistan (and China), chose to opt out of both new nations. This was Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir app gives a detailed description of its history and its Kingdom.
It provides the geographical information like its climate ,land coverage , agriculture and plantations and so on.
Toursim section of the app provides information about different tourist destination one can visit during holidays to relax and refresh.
Quiz section provided tests your knowledge about the Jammu and Kashmir state.