Cntr for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies: Freedom's Open Wound: Kashmir and the future of South Asia


Fri - Sat, Oct 6 to Oct 7, 4:00pm - 5:15pm


Tufts University: Friday - Tisch Library 304. Saturday - Cabot (7th floor), The Fletcher School

posterPlease 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.

Sugata Bose
Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Ayesha Jalal
Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,
Satgin Hamrah

Co-sponsor of Event: the History Department

Contact: Satgin Hamrah,

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