About the Author
Siddiq Wahid is at present a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He was formerly Vice Chancellor of Islamic University, Kashmir; Gulab Singh Chair Professor of History, Jammu University and Director, Institute of Kashmir Studies, Kashmir University. He has taught in the US in his field of study, which are Central Asian and Tibetan History. Prof Wahid has published widely and the latest (2015) is a forthcoming chapter on historical Gilgit, Baltistan, Ladakh and Kashmir for an anthology of the Himalaya.