Until My Freedom Has Come [New Book on Kashmir]

Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada In Kashmir by Sanjay Kak (coming soon).

In the troubled history of contemporary Kashmir, the summer of 2010 will be remembered as a watershed. Protests against the ‘encounter’ killings of civilians turned into an unprecedented display of courage, as a new generation took to the streets, their only weapons the stones in their hands. It has been called Kashmir’s Intifada, marking a paradigm shift from armed militancy to mass rebellion. Significantly, this was also accompanied by a remarkable explosion in the writing on Kashmir, in a new language of ideas that bypasses the old and parochial ways in which Kashmir has been seen and understood.

The pieces in this volume voice the rage and helplessness sweeping through the Valley, while also offering rare insights into the lives of those caught in the crossfire. With contributions from journalists, academics and artists, Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir is a timely collection of some of the most exciting writing that has recently emerged from within Kashmir, and about it.

Sanjay Kak is a documentary film-maker whose work includes Jashn-e- Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom, 2007), a feature-length film about Kashmir. He is based in New Delhi.

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