Understanding the history of Kashmir is important but I well know from my own studies that it isn’t easy at the local library, even many university libraries, to find coherent accounts, especially histories from the point of view of the Kashmiris themselves. A lot of what you find is US State Department-type analyses. This brief history by Ashraf Bhat will help those trying to understand how Indian colonialism came to dominate Kashmiri politics & cause such immense suffering for the Kashmiri people.