Remaking Life in Neo-Liberal Times

Normalcy, Conflict and Displacement in Jammu and Kashmir

Ankur Datta

In this paper I am interested in what claims of normalcy and the remaking of normal life signify for people affected by conflict and displacement. I will first consider discussions of normalcy with regards to Kashmiris in the Kashmir valley. While the conflict is understood in terms of competing South Asian nationalisms, I situate ‘normalcy’ in relation to contemporary studies of conflict and neo-liberalism.

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