(SOLD OUT) Arundhati Roy and Pankaj Mishra - Kashmir: The Case for Freedom
The Indo-Pakistani conflict over the former princely states of Jammu and Kashmir has led to three wars and the loss of thousands of lives over almost 65 years. Since 1989 an armed insurgency in Indian-administered areas has contested Indian rule with some groups demanding independence and others union with Pakistan. Under Indian and Pakistani military rule, allegations of severe human rights abuses have been leveled against both sides. The 2008 bombings in Mumbai further postponed hopes of discussion toward resolving the conflict, with the possibility of an independent Kashmir hanging in the balance.
Exploring the causes and consequences of the armed conflict, Kashmir: The Case for Freedom examines the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
Join author/activist Arundhati Roy, writer Pankaj Mishra and anthropologist Mohamad Junaid for a discussion on Kashmir. Moderated by Professor Philip Oldenburg, Columbia University.
Followed by a book sale and signing.
In conjunction with The Inaugural Asian Arts & Ideas Forum - The Chindia Dialogues (A Gathering of Chinese and Indian Writers in New York), November 3-6, 2011.
- Asia Society is committed to providing a forum to deepen understanding of important issues. Check out our previous coverage of events dealing with Kashmir.