Kashmir

George Landseer’s portrait of Alexander Gardner — adventurer, outlaw and mercenary, who took unseemly pride in parading decapitated heads

The fantastic adventures of the tartan-turbaned colonel

13 May 2017 9:00 am

In the 1860s, when British visitors first began to explore the high altitude pleasures of Kashmir, it was not just…

Our boys in the Islamic state: Britain's export jihad

23 August 2014 9:00 am

Why we lead the West in exporting jihad

Hope for one of the most turbulent, traumatised regions in the world

25 January 2014 9:00 am

John Keay’s excellent new book on the modern history of South Asia plunges the reader head first into some wildly…

Pawns in the game

31 March 2012 10:00 am

The authors of this book have attempted a difficult thing: to ‘write about something that could never be known’. Here…

Caught in the crossfire

24 July 2010 12:00 am

Maqbool Sheikh dreaded hearing a knock at the door of his home.