What happened at Baramulla in October 1947?

Inayatullah, a native of Baramulla and eyewitness to the Pashtun invasion of Kashmir in 1947, was interviewed by Andrew Whitehead in 1997. 1-He dismissed the claim of 3,000 people being killed by raiders in Baramulla as false and revealed that few people (non-Muslims) were killed by them.  2- Baramulla was largely empty of people when … Read more

Kashmir shawl, attributed to Muhammad Azim Khan Barakzai

Persian text stitched onto the shawl, which reads:  یا حسین فرمایش نواب اشرف والا محمد عظیم خان ‘O Hussain; ordered by the most noble governor Nawab Mohammed Azim Khan’ Mohammed Azim Khan Barakzai was one of the last Pashtun governors of Kashmir, between c. 1813 and 1819. He was a younger brother of Fath Ali … Read more

Abdullah Khan Alakozai (a Pashtun ruler of Kashmir)

From a richly illustrated manuscript of Pashto diwan of Rahman Baba, commissioned by Sardar Abdullah Khan Alakozai, Kashmir, dated to 14th October, 1798. Source Abdullah Khan Alakozai was governor of Kashmir from 1795 to 1807. In 1796.A.D, Syed Yahya from Baghdad visited Kashmir. After paying his visit to various religious places of valley he decided to leave. … Read more