Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2020, 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Kashmir: Reading the valley as an Island.

Thoughts on a new chapter in an ongoing conflict

Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Seminarraum 2
Hanuschgasse 3, 1010 Wien


Last summer the Indian government forced the region of Kashmir into a shutdown. Basic infrastructure was down for months and for some part still is. Kashmir's special status, that shaped the region since India’s independence, was revoked. All under the claim of „war against terrorism“. With this act of force, the ruling hindunationalist party tries to assimilate the Kashmiris – the only group in India with a Muslim majority. Ironically, this „integration“ is trying to be achieved by isolation. I argue that this isolation and distinction between Kashmir and the rest of India puts the region into an island-like state. First, it was ideologically cut off from the rest of the country and later on literally.

Vortrag mit Maria Prchal, Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, im Rahmen des Institutskolloquiums "Anthropologie der Insel" im Wintersemester 2019/20.


Institut für Europäische Ethnologie


Mag.a Nora El-Halawany
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie
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