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Conference: October 6-7, 2017

Freedom's Open Wound: Kashmir and the Future of South Asia

Friday, October 6, 2017

Film Screening of Iffat Fatima's Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves Its Trail)
(93 minutes; Kashmiri/English subtitles)
Tisch Library 304
Refreshments will be served

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Cabot (7th floor), The Fletcher School

Opening Remarks

Session 1: "Kashmir's Absent Presences"

  • Suchitra Vijayan
    Barrister-at-Law, Political essayist, and Photographer
    "Records of Repression"

  • Cabeiri Robinson
    Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,University of Washington
    "The Territoriality of the Refugee Body and the Sovereignty of Azad Kashmir"

  • Saiba Varma
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC San Diego
    "To Love and to Hold: Nationalism, Militarism, and Humanitarian Care in Kashmir"


Session 2: "Kashmiri Imagination and Resistance"

  • Shahla Hussain
    Assistant Professor, Department of History, St. John's University
    "Kashmiri Imaginings of Freedom in the Global Arenas"

  • Mona Bhan
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, DePauw University
    "Tunneling to the Future in India, Concrete, Counter-insurgency, and Everyday Resistance in Kashmir"

  • Iffat Fatima
    Documentary Film-maker based in India
    "KHOON DIY BAARAV (Blood Leaves Its Trail)"

Coffee Break

Session 3: "Kashmir on the World Stage"

  • Sugata Bose
    Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

  • Ayesha Jalal
    Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University