Political dispensations are eager to cash in on the hysteria triggered across the country by The Kashmir Files. Outlook takes a deep dive into the phenomenon and its back story.
The bond between me and Puchi in today’s Kashmir seems more of a myth than a reality. Peace is integral to true development and survival with grace.
A Kashmiri Pandit on how the ‘Nightingale of Kashmir’, Habba Khatoon, has become integral to his lived experience
Preserving memories of a vintage Kashmir in photographs, one house at a time
Using a ruthless marketing strategy and partisan visions of persecution, 'The Kashmir Files' seeks to rewrite history and distort reality
In spaces constituted from violence and silence like Kashmir, translation can emerge as a handy tool to create narrative communities within the world at large.
Once again, Kashmir is the altar on which India is trying to refashion its national identity, this time with a distinctive majoritarian flavour
All graves are stories and all stories have a context, a site and a landscape.
Writing and filmmaking to demonise Muslims in Kashmir helps no Pandit. These only stoke the fire of communal antagonism.
In 1996, six years after being forced out of his home in Kashmir, Babuji lost his memory and sense of hearing, but the forever smile on his face proved that he left this world happy after tasting the sweetest nectar of life
Unravelling Kashmir’s truth, howsoever harsh, is important but it must be told with all its intricacies
Pandits in migrant camps and their Muslim neighbours in Kashmir’s villages recall the idyll before insurgency, while newspaper headlines from the 1990s reflect foreboding and horror
The Kashmir Files has put the spotlight back on the displaced Kashmiri Pandits. But will their problems—jobs, houses, monthly relief, return and rehabilitation—get national attention?
Thousands of books are written every year and thousands, if not more, are read every year; but to what end? In a world full of strife and pain, do ‘stories’ ever change anything?