Andrew Whitehead is an expert on contemporary South Asia, and particularly on Kashmir. He is the author of A Mission in Kashmir (2007), which uses oral history and personal testimony to interrogate the established Indian, Pakistani and Kashmiri narratives of how the Kashmir conflict started in 1947. He was awarded a PhD by published work in history at the University of Warwick in 2013. Andrew is a longstanding editor of History Workshop Journal, and has also written on the history of London and was co-editor with Jerry White of London Fictions (2013).
Andrew’s career has been as a news journalist. He was until recently Editor of BBC World Service News and has been the BBC’s Delhi correspondent and a BBC political correspondent. He has a personal website and blog - www.andrewwhitehead.net - and he tweets at @john_pether.