There is a general perception that writing poetry is a work of imagination. A poet’s imagination penetrates the darkness where even the sun-rays do not reach. The book, Dastan-e-Kashmir, is based on realism. It neither contains the mysteries of ‘Chhayavad’ nor the sweetness of ‘Shringarras’. It also does not describe Valour of ‘Veerras’. The poems of this book do not fly with feathers of the imagination but crawl on the ground of reality and describe the incidences taking place in Jammu & Kashmir. The book is truth teller about Kashmir, Kashmiriyat, and Kashmiris in the contemporary socio-political debacle.