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Conversations on South Asia: Colonizing Kashmir

Join us for Hafsa Kanjwal's exploration of "Colonizing Kashmir," analyzing state-building under Indian occupation in the decade-long rule of Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad.

Thursday, May 16, 2024
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Virtual Webinar
Intended Audience(s): Public
Registration required.

Announcing the ninth book event on South Asia-related topics held by Dartmouth College. 

Conversations on South Asia Series  

Hafsa Kanjwal, “Colonizing Kashmir: State-Building under Indian Occupation'', May 16th, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (EST). 

You are formally invited to an engaging Zoom book event featuring author Hafsa Kanjwal. In her new book, Kanjwal investigates the intricate processes through which Kashmir was made "integral" to India during the decade-long rule (1953-1963) of Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad. This exploration delves into bureaucratic documents, propaganda materials, memoirs, literary sources, and oral interviews to analyze the intentions, tensions, and unintended consequences of Bakshi's state-building policies in the context of India's colonial occupation.

 Book Spotlight: “Colonizing Kashmir: State-Building under Indian Occupation'' by Hafsa Kanjwal
 Date: May 16th, 2024
 Time: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM EST
 Virtual Zoom 
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Join us for a captivating webinar where the author discusses the emotional integration, development, normalization, and empowerment processes that shaped the new hierarchies of power and domination in the aftermath of decolonization. The conversation will critically examine triumphalist narratives of India's state-formation and challenge the sovereignty claims of the modern nation-state. Kanjwal's extensive research, drawing on diverse linguistic sources and oral interviews, provides a nuanced understanding of the complex dynamics of Kashmir's integration into India. 


Hafsa Kanjwal, Assistant Professor, Lafayette College

Vazira Zamindar, Associate Professor, Brown University
Mona Bhan, Professor, Syracuse University 

Douglas Haynes, Professor, Dartmouth College

Sponsored by the Department of Asian Societies, Cultures and Languages (ASCL) and the Bodas Family Endowment for South Asian Studies at Dartmouth College. 
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For more information, contact:
South Asian Studies

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.