KashmirConnected is a resource for those interested in Kashmir's modern history and seeks to offer a sense of community to those engaged with the Valley's recent past. This site reaches out beyond the campus and the research institute to all who have an interest in Kashmir and its history. It is not partisan and is open to all shades of opinion.
The site offers a digest of news, interviews, publications and events about Kashmir's modern history. There is a reviews and reports page - which looks at books, articles, conferences and occasionally creative work, novels or film for example, which address issues about Kashmir's past. Offers of reviews are welcome.
The historian Chitralekha Zutshi has contributed a Kashmir Journal, covering themes as disparate as food in Kashmiri culture and how trauma is represented in recent Kashmiri fiction.
If there's anything else you would like this site to offer, please let us know.
KashmirConnected does not seek or receive funding and is entirely non-commercial. It was established by Andrew Whitehead who moderates the site. To find out more, use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
A first-hand account from a
Kashmiri academic about living through the lockdown and the implications of the scrapping of Article 370
'a State-led attempt at the erasure of an identity'
As Kashmir's special status
in India's constitution is scrapped
historian Chitralekha Zutshi says
for India, Kashmir is no more than a colony;
a territory devoid of people
... Andrew Whitehead asks
How Indian is Kashmir?
... and Zareer Masani explains
Why India Owes Kashmir Independence
A mystery solved
'However well you think you know Kashmir, this book will take you by surprise.'
A review of Anam Zarkaria's book on
Rajani Palme Dutt -
a British Communist in Kashmir in 1946
A rug (above) commissioned by the poet Agha Shahid Ali - Patricia O'Neill reports back on a symposium to commemorate his life and work