Inventing peace in Kashmir

Visvanathan, Shiv (2013) Inventing peace in Kashmir. Seminar, 2013 (643).

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THIS essay is an act of reading which seeks to understand peace as an emerging discourse. It uses the Interlocutors’ Report on Kashmir as a text and reads and reflects on its categories. It is part critique, part conversation, where one discusses the idea of Kashmir as a set of thought experiments for the idea of India. To write about Kashmir is not easy. Kashmir suffers from archive fever, official text piling on forgotten text like an epidemic archaeology. Sometimes the way of solving the problem adds to the problem. Kashmir is a problem haunted by the memory of problem solving. One has to ask, how do civil society people as citizens who care, enter a problem? What can they contribute? The interlocutors need a point of entry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Kashmir I India | LoC
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Geography
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 10:22
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 10:22
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