“The question as to who is the first martyr of Kashmir has intrigued Kashmiris in general and a student of Kashmir history in particular. Robert Thorpe is believed to be the first in this chain of martyrs. About the biography and the contribution of Thorpe we need to authenticate the details. The veracity of the very statement of his being the first martyr can be put to a profound historical analysis.”
There are three generations of martyrs in Kashmir which must not be forgotten. The author questions authenticity of documenting Robert Thorpe as its first.