What is happening in Kashmir?

Get an update on what is currently happening in Kashmir, in this seminar with psychological and medical anthropologist Dr. Saiba Varma.

Pine trees, Pahalgam, Kashmir. Photo: Aimanness Harun, Unsplash.

In August this year, the Indian parliament amended the Constitution and abrogated an article that had granted the state of Jammu and Kashmir a greater degree of autonomy than other states within the Indian Union. Jammu and Kashmir was also bifurcated into two new Union Territories, namely Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir respectively. While journalists and political commentators have subsequently debated what this constitutional change will mean for Kashmir and for India, we so far know very little about what this new constitutional situation means on the ground, within Jammu and Kashmir itself.


In this seminar, Dr Saiba Varma will present an update on what is currently happening in Kashmir. Dr Varma is a psychological and medical anthropologist whose work has focused on how the body, illness, and health are the grounds on which social and political transformations are experienced and negotiated. She has done fieldwork in Kashmir since 2009, most recently in July and August this year. Dr. Varma is an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego.

The event is open to all, no registration required.



Published Aug. 29, 2019 2:55 PM - Last modified Aug. 29, 2019 3:33 PM