Thinking Kashmir

Visvanathan, Shiv (2017) Thinking Kashmir. Economic and Political Weekly, 52 (38). pp. 43-48. ISSN 129976

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Waiting is so much a part of everydayness, including waiting for peace, waiting for your loved ones to come home, waiting for curfew to end, waiting for the army to go home. Between silence and waiting one can create a narrative of the Kashmir conflict. Unlike the Holocaust or partition, which have the gigantism of epic memories, the sadness of Kashmir is forged, crafted out of thousands of little memories, unwritten diaries merging quietly together. It is this alchemy of memories that is struggling against government policy, which sanitises violence and erases memory to create this strange machine that moves from violence to violence in facile amnesia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Kashmir Issues | Indian Democracy | Civil Society | Civil Rights
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 05:47
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022 05:48
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