Mohammad Ashraf Khwaja

Of Robert Thorpe and the colonial narrative in Kashmir

Of Robert Thorpe and the colonial narrative in Kashmir

Robert Thorpe, a British Army officer, is believed to have visited Kashmir as a tourist in 1865 AD when Maharaja Ranbir Singh was the ruler of the state. A theory is being developed by some ‘Thorp sympathisers’ that he was allegedly murdered in November 1868 by the forces of Ranbir Singh for his ‘crime’ of […]