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Independent countries - Kashmir

Sonia Deol looks at Kashmir, with Rosie Thomas and Tim Hannigan. She also meets a couple visiting all the world's countries in order of independence.

Sonia Deol looks at Kashmir with the author Rosie Thomas, who went there to learn about the production of cashmere shawls, and journalist Tim Hannigan who toured the region investigating the murder of the Victorian explorer George Hayward. They discuss the pleasures and dangers of travelling in the beautiful but troubled land. Sonia also meets Adam Strudwick and Rekha Sharma a couple who are visiting all the world's countries in the order they became independent. It's a lifetime's project but already they are visiting the South American countries which had revolutions in the nineteenth century.

Producer: Harry Parker.

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30 minutes