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Cabeiri Robinson Co-edits New Directions in Kashmir Studies Book

June 8, 2023

Cabeiri Robinson, Associate Professor of International Studies, co-edited the recently published Palgrave Handbook of New Directions in Kashmir Studies (Palgrave MacMillan), which provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and transregional perspective on the Kashmir dispute.

From the publisher:

Spanning South and Central Asia, Kashmir has been at the center of geopolitical conflicts and rivalries among India, Pakistan and China for decades, with members of heterogeneous local communities negotiating the complexities of regional state formations, national power assertions and geopolitical competitions. Taken together, the chapters in this handbook examine diverse people’s struggles to establish processes of democratic accountability in relation to the colonial-era state consolidations, postcolonial military occupations, interstate wars, intrastate armed conflicts and cold war and post-cold war politics that have shaped and transformed social and political identities in the region. Contributors chart out varied and bold new directions by attending to local constellations of situated knowledges and practices through which people living in different parts of the disputed region make sense of the conditions and contingencies of their political lives. The handbook further initiates a dialogue on the ways in which state power and border regimes have shaped scholarship and undermined the pursuit of shared intellectual and political projects across physical and epistemological boundaries.

Robinson contributed the chapter, “Humanitarian Internationalism and Funding Relief for Refugees from Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan, 1947–1951,” which examines “the connection between international humanitarian appeals and the institution of charitable funds for refugee relief and rehabilitation projects in Pakistan” in the aftermath of Partition.

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