SRINAGAR: Prof M Y Ganai has taken over as head of the post graduate department of history.
A university spokesman said that Ganai has specialization in Modern Kashmir and has authored a book entitled Kashmir’s Struggle for Independence (1931-1938.
“It was well received both at national and international level as it unearths some rare dimensions of the freedom struggle in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. He has also published a number of research papers in reputed national and international journals, besides guiding M.Phil and Ph.D scholars,” the spokesman said. Prof. Ganai is also a political activist and contested recent Assembly polls unsuccessfully from Shangus, Anantnag. He has been actively involved in KUTA activities and has served as President, Vice President and General Secretary of the organisation.