Nationalism

Tonight in Kashmir

Late at night, alone but not in silence, in the capital city of Kashmir

Of Silences, Suffering and Solidarity: Facing South Asia’s “Original Sin”

A monthly column by South Asia Solidarity Initiative that discusses current social justice issues in South Asia and the imperative of transnational solidarity. This month, Mohamad Junaid and Balmurli Natrajan explore the need for South Asians to rise in solidarity with Kashmiris to set a new foundation for democracy and decency and ask some of the hard questions that the Indian and Pakistani establishments – as well as the Western news media – have been failing to ask.  

Disappeared Men and Searching Women: Human Rights and Mourning in Kashmir

Ather Zia documents how women who live with shadows of disappeared loved ones organize around human rights.  Her work chronicles the Kashmir conflict’s gendered violences that shape how these women continue to resist Indian militarism. 

The Summers of Discontent

In this photo essay reflecting on his return to Kashmir as a journalist, Talal Ansari animates some of the more recent returns to calls for independence.  He guides us from the early years of the conflict through the contemporary and renewed protest against state violence, asking rhetorically what it means  to value and support certain social movements over others after the Arab Spring.

Reflections from the Valley of Controlled Chaos

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din gives us vignettes of his cultural work in Kashmir against the brutal terrain of violent conflict that are simultaneously hopeful and melancholic.  He points to promulgation of the word “normalcy” as a way to deny the distinct and jarring contrasts in Kashmiri life. 

 

Just Not Cricket

The World Cup, Race and Nationalism

Legislating Terror

Manipur: Another Victim of India's Draconian Anti-Terrorism Laws

Get WIREd

Information about the Women and Immigrants Rapid Exit (WIRE) Bill

Dreaming the Ultimate Goal of Statehood

The documentary Goal Dreams chronicles the challenges as well as tremendous effort and will of a Palestinian football team to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The players and the obstacles they face can be associated with the Palestinian political struggle for freedom and statehood.

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