The Untold Story of the People of Azad Kashmir
This important book offers a new perspective on Pakistan-administered Kashmir, also known as Azad Kashmir. Snedden contends that pro-Pakistan Muslims in south-western Jammu and Kashmir, facing extermination at the hands of the Dogra troops, instigated the Kashmir dispute; India has consistently claimed it was Pashtun tribesmen from Pakistan, but these were tribesmen related to the Poonch Muslims.
With comprehensive new information, the author critically examines Azad Kashmir as a political and economic entity in a subordinate relationship with Pakistan, with its population caught up in an international dispute.
This important book offers a new perspective and provides new information and analyses about Azad Kashmir, the least known area of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir.
Senior Research Fellow, King’s College, London
Christopher Snedden is an Australian politico-strategic analyst, author, and academic specialising in South Asia. He has visited Jammu and Kashmir frequently to undertake research and has interviewed many elder statesmen and politicians on both sides of the Divide.