Please join us at “Freedom's Open Wound”, Tufts University's conference and audio-visual experience on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of South Asia's independence from British colonial rule, to be held on October 6th and 7th, 2017.
Friday October 6
Film Screening of Iffat Fatima's Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves Its Trail) 93 minutes; Kashmiri/English subtitles
4 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Tisch Library 304, Tufts University
A small reception will be held at the Center of Humanities (48 Professors Row)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Cabot (7th floor), The Fletcher School - Tufts University
Opening Remarks: 9:30 a.m.
Session 1: "Kashmir's Absent Presences"
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Suchitra Vijayan, "Records of Repression"
Barrister-at-Law, Political essayist, and Photographer
Cabeiri Robinson, "The Territoriality of the Refugee Body and the Sovereignty
of Azad Kashmir"
Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington
Saiba Varma, "Injury, Affect, and Trauma to Politics in Kashmir"
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC San Diego
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: "Kashmiri Imagination and Resistance"
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shahla Hussain, "Kashmiri Imaginings of Freedom in the Global Arenas"
Assistant Professor, Department of History, St. John's University
Mona Bhan, "Tunneling to the Future in India" "Concrete, Counter-insurgency,
and Everyday Resistance in Kashmir" Assistant Professor, Department of
Anthropology, DePauw University
Iffat Fatima, KHOON DIY BAARAV (Blood Leaves Its Trail)
Documentary Film-maker based in India
Coffee Break: 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Session 3: "Kashmir on the World Stage"
3:15 p.m. -5:15 p.m.
Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Co-sponsor of Event: the History Department
Contact: Satgin Hamrah, firstname.lastname@example.org