KashmirConnected aims to be a resource for those interested in Kashmir's modern history, and to offer a sense of community to those engaged with the valley's recent past. This site intends to reach 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.
As a first step, the site offers a digest of news, interviews, publications and events about Kashmir's modern history. There is a reviews and reports page - which will in time cover 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 contributes a monthly Kashmir Journal, covering themes as disparate as food in Kashmiri culture and how trauma is represented in recent Kashmiri fiction.
We are delighted to post a report by Patricia O'Neill of a symposium in the United States commemorating the life and work of the poet Agha Shahid Ali, and giving details of The Beloved Witness project through which his archive and writings will be made much more widely accessible.
In due course, we hope to include a 'Work in Progress' section where scholars and researchers can say a little about the work they are pursuing and seek advice or comment ... and a 'Directory' both of researchers and of online and other resources for historians ... and we'll post articles too (again, offers welcome).
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 in 2014 by Andrew Whitehead who moderates the site. To find out more, use the contact form below.
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Historian Chitralekha Zutshi
shares her Kashmir Journal ...
her latest entry ...
after the killing of Burhan Wani
and the ensuing protests and violence
The New Militancy
in the Kashmir Valley
The Sheikh versus the Pandit
An important article by the scholar and lawyer A.G. Noorani about the roots of the Kashmir dispute
Deborah Williams travels across Srinagar following in her father's WW2 footsteps - to Nedou's, Mahatta's,
The Club and Third Bridge
Sunil Khilnani's radio programme
on Sheikh Abdullah
is posted here
Nandita Haksar's book on
Kashmiri nationalism is
reviewed by Hafsa Kanjwal
A rug (above) commissioned by the poet Agha Shahid Ali - Patricia O'Neill reports back on a symposium to commemorate his life and work