This third issue of The Sparkplug considers the challenges and contradictions that are entangled in Kashmir’s pursuit for self-determination. Included is a conversation with author and human rights lawyer Nandita Haksar, based around her research on how the nationalist movement in Jammu and Kashmir intersects with the socio-economic challenges that in turn face migrants to Northeast India. Accompanying the… Continue reading Of Purity and Autonomy: A Nation for Whom?
The politics of exclusion in Kashmir’s independence movement By Lital KhaikinPublished in Volume 1, Issue 3 of The SparkplugOctober 2020 “Festering wounds we Kashmiris bear, fleeing tyranny from all sidesWe have witnessed nothing but pillaging of our abodesOur own joined strangers in marauding our own … When we greet spring and autumn with the same… Continue reading Seeds of Alienation
“We’re born in crackdowns, we die in curfews” By Nandita HaksarExcerpts originally published with Inverse Journal (from The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism, Speaking Tiger Books)Published in Volume 1, Issue 3 of The SparkplugOctober 2020 From Preface to new edition of The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism. The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, while announcing… Continue reading Excerpts: The Many Faces of Kashmiri Nationalism