Voices from Kashmir

April 10th, 6:00pm

Indian Social Institute

This is an independent event hosted by the Journal

(Map for Walking; it is 15 minute walk from main venue)

Panel 1: Narratives of Insecurity in Kashmir: Gendered Bodies, Gendered Practices

Chair: Emma Brännlund, University of the West of England, Bristol

  • Interrupted Life: The Mother of the Disappeared,   Shubranshu Mishra, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, Brussels
  • The Politics of Memorialisation in the Anti-Disappearance Movement in Kashmir,   Niharika Pandit, Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London
  • Masculinity, Violence, and the Politics of Surrender: Listening to Testimonies of Male Activists and Former Militants in Kashmir,   Akanksha Mehta, Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London/University of Sussex


Panel 2: Conflict and Resistance in Kashmir: Gender as a Site of Protest

Chair: Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Gender and Resistance in India: A Case History of Kashmir Conflict,   Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander, independent researcher
  • The Relational Indian State; Women in Kashmir’s Resistance,   Inshah Malik, independent researcher
  • Gender and Protest: An Analysis of the Kashmiri Unrest of Summer 2016,   Seema Kazi, Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi
  • Feminist Disjunctions: Women’s Activism without Feminism,   Emma Brännlund, University of the West of England, Bristol