Knowing in Our Own Ways, EPW Special Issue on Women and Kashmir

  A new addition to critical Kashmir studies resources: 'Women and Kashmir: Knowing in Our Own Ways, ' published in Review of Women's Studies, Economic and Political Weekly. An all Kashmiri women-scholars team: Nitasha Kaul and Ather Zia as guest co-editors, authors include Mona Bhan, Hafsa Kanjwal , Inshah Malik, Mir Fatimah Kanth, Samreen Mushtaq, Uzma Falak, Essar Batool and Aaliya Anjum. Find … Continue reading Knowing in Our Own Ways, EPW Special Issue on Women and Kashmir

Seeing Delhi from Kashmir, at midnight

By Shubh Mathur Neither the pasts nor the futures of South Asia can be contained within the borders of 1947. The question in the South Asian context is not about the feasibility of small independent nations like Kashmir and Nagaland, but whether the behemoth is viable. Militarily and politically speaking, the answer is, possibly yes, … Continue reading Seeing Delhi from Kashmir, at midnight

Is self-determination on the cards for Kashmiris?

In Aljazeera's Upfront with Mehdi Hassan Ather Zia debated Sualeh Keen for the case for independence. Aljazeera reports: Indian-administered Kashmir is one of the most militarised places in the world. Recent violence between demonstrators and Indian security forces in the disputed region left at least 80 civilians dead and about 12,000 wounded. One group even accused Indian … Continue reading Is self-determination on the cards for Kashmiris?

Political Struggles, Agency, and Muslim Women: A study of three Resistance Movements in Kashmir

By Inshah Malik The research I conducted in Kashmir in June 2013 is shaped through personal encounters with systems of power, and also through a self-directed exploration on the question of agency of Kashmiri Muslim women. A clear strand of Indian interventionist feminist work on Kashmir, reiterates the western ideas on Muslim women, with focus … Continue reading Political Struggles, Agency, and Muslim Women: A study of three Resistance Movements in Kashmir

Kashmir and Pakistan’s Savior Nationalism

By Nosheen Ali “…While India continues with the worst kind of state terrorism to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission, Pakistan keeps on extending its all-out moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris in their just freedom struggle. The people of occupied Kashmir are once again on the streets, defying curfews and other restrictions following … Continue reading Kashmir and Pakistan’s Savior Nationalism

Kashmir and the Ideology of the Indian Deep State

By John Maerhofer The imperialist project carried out by India in Kashmir is defined by the ideology of the deep state. As it is used in the mainstream, the deep state may refer to state within the state elements which operate to secure and maintain power, depending on the specificities of the historical moment and … Continue reading Kashmir and the Ideology of the Indian Deep State

Haley Duschinski Speaks Out on Detention of Khurram Parvez

This appeal is issued by Dr. Haley Duschinski, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University. Professor Duschinski conducts research on law and conflict, militarization and impunity, and people’s movements for freedom and justice in Kashmir. Please click here for video This is an appeal to the international human rights community on behalf of Khurram Parvez, the leading human rights defender in Kashmir. … Continue reading Haley Duschinski Speaks Out on Detention of Khurram Parvez

The Fight to Free Kashmir Requires Your Solidarity

By Hafsa Kanjwal (Originally posted on Alternet) In the past week, a fresh wave of violence in Indian-held Kashmir has left 36 (and counting) people dead and over 1,500 injured, including women and children. Over 100 youth have been hit in the eye by pellet ammunition used by security forces, many of whom will be … Continue reading The Fight to Free Kashmir Requires Your Solidarity

Our Mourning is Real: The Politics of Memorialization in the Activism Against Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir

By Niharika Pandit In ‘The Storytelling of Science’, a debate organized by the Arizona State University, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about Dutch painter Van Gogh’s pre-dawn painting Starry Night. Tyson says that the painting has a foreground—it has Cyprus trees, a village, Church steeple, among other things, yet Van Gogh did not name the … Continue reading Our Mourning is Real: The Politics of Memorialization in the Activism Against Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir