Welcome to my website
My name is Andrew Whitehead. I work as a news journalist, but this website is about the other aspects of my life - my enthusiasms, interests and the issues and topics which have caught my attention. These range from contemporary Kashmir to representations of London in fiction, from the Liberal campaigning anthem 'The Land Song' to my collections of political pamphlets and memorabilia.
I've posted on the site some material which I hope may be of interest to researchers - listings of my interviews with those who lived through Partition in South Asia, my recordings of the recollections of British political activists, a visual record of Kashmir in the turbulent year of 1947, and the audio of some of the radio documentaries I have compiled and presented.
There's a blog too - do take a look. And I'd be very keen to hear from you about the site and its contents - here's where you can contact me. Thanks for paying my website a visit - do come again.
What's new on this site!
Coming up next month - and to feature on the blog - walking Mrs Dalloway's London:
May 18: Underground, 1966 - on the blog
May 2: Coppen, Allan & Co and a last remnant of London's "Motor Row"
April 20: Dorf Bonarjee revisited, this painting of her is by husband Paul Surtel
April 3: Sir Roger Casement - convicted of treason and executed in 1916
March 23: 'Prick Up Your Ears', a handbill from the V-1 attack on London
March 3: 70 years on, the worst civilian disaster of WW2 remembered
February 16: Krishna Misri's memories of the 1947 women's militia in Kashmir
January 1: the Old Dairy, north London's least known landmark - on the blog
December 1: above, spotted in Nairobi, alongside the storks ... on the blog
November 22: 'The Rebel Within' and her "dadu"
November 11: walking Zadie Smith's NW, from Willesden Lane to suicide bridge
October 7: A North Kentish Town Walkabout - on the blog
This is the website of Andrew Whitehead.