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17 Nov
Nov 17, 2020 | 5:30 PM-7:00 PM


Delusional States: Feeling Rule in Pakistan and Kashmir

This talk interrogates the emotional and intimate logics of occupation, citizenship, and state-making in Gilgit-Baltistan, a contested borderland between India and Pakistan that forms part of the Kashmir dispute. Sociologist and Global Faculty-in-Residence at Gallatin Nosheen Ali will illuminate how within the hate-centered, toxic nationalisms of India and Pakistan lie other stories—of love and betrayal, loyalty and suspicion, beauty and terror—that help us grasp how the Kashmir conflict is structured and experienced on the ground. She will also shed light on how the situation in Gilgit-Baltistan helps us think through the larger questions of nationalism, dissent, and citizenship in the contexts of Pakistan, India, and South Asia at present.