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Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead, a journalist with BBC for 35 years, is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, England and a visiting professor at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. His book A Mission in Kashmir (2007) was the basis for his PhD from the University of Warwick. His most recent book, The Lives of Freda: the Political, Spiritual and Personal Journeys of Freda Bedi (2019), is the biography of an English woman who married a Punjabi fellow student and made her life in India, where she was a prominent nationalist, leftist and later a Tibetan Buddhist nun—among her children is the distinguished actor Kabir Bedi.