Grounding Kashmir: Experience and Everyday Life on Both Sides of the Line of Control

A symposium sponsored by The Center for South Asia and The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford University.

This is a picture taken by Faheem Qadri

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MARCH 5-6, 2011


LOCATION
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street,
Stanford, CA 94305-4015 (GET MAP)

CONTACT
Sangeeta Mediratta, smedirat [at] stanford [dot] edu or (650) 725-8150
Nosheen Ali, noshali [at] stanford [dot] edu or (650) 996-7122

RESTRICTIONS
Free and open to the public.

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THE EVENT
Disputed between India and Pakistan since 1947, the border region of Kashmir has tragically become the most contested and militarized zone in the world today.  Research on this enduring South Asian conflict has been over-determined by a myopic security perspective, which centers on the changing contours of “Kashmir policy”, interstate rivalries, and local insurgencies.  But how has ordinary life, relationships between generations, and life prospects been shaped by decades of insecurity, violence, and dispossession?  How can we make sense of the multiple lineages of the dispute, and the different ways in which it has imposed itself on political subjectivities in the affected regions?  And, most basically, why does the dispute continue to persist?

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