I am posting on this site interviews I have done down the years with people with a stake in the Kashmir issue - mainly Kashmiris themselves, but also some of those who have gone to fight in and for Kashmir. It includes political figures as well as combatants, and people from all points of view.
Interviews primarily about Kashmir in 1947-8 are listed not here but on the Partition Voices section of the site. The radio documentaries I have made about Kashmir, and some of the shorter radio features, can be found here. And the various pieces about Kashmir I contributed to BBC radios From Our Own Correspondent, are in yet another section.
I am also posting below some memorable audio - songs, sounds and chants - recorded in Kashmir.
Chants during ritual cleansing at Pir Dastgir shrine, Srinagar: 1993
I recorded this very powerful and resonant chanting on my first visit to the Kashmir Valley in, I think, the summer of 1993. The floor of the mosque was being ritually washed and cleansed after the killing of two or three young Kashmiris. They were being pursued by Indian security forces and ran into the shrine where - I was told - they were killed.