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Priya Somaiya

Priya Somaiya is a Kashmiri Pandit born and brought up in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. She has never lived in Kashmir but has visited for work many times. She yearns to return to the land of her forefathers as her identity is strongly anchored in the valley. Dr Somaiya has four decades of work experience as an HR practitioner and is a leading HR consultant and OD specialist of India. She has contributed immensely in Social Services and the Development Sector. She has been engaged in interventions and initiatives for the skilling of rural women across India and the SARC region. She has led the Usha Silai School initiative for skilling in sewing and stitching of Kashmiri women in many regions of the Kashmir Valley. She has a PhD in psychology from Allahabad University.

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The Frozen Sun

Books by Priya Somaiya

The Frozen Sun is a personal and an intimate story of two families that lived in Srinagar as neighbours for decades. The legendary Jamshed Khan attempts to steer them through the ravages of terror and violence in the valley. The words and actions of many in the book reflect the historical anguish and pain, which Khan struggles to knit together while responding to lives and devastating times. Against the backdrop of the grand Himalayas, the Chinar forests and t

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