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Kashmir after 2019

Kashmir after 2019
Completing the Partition

Edited by:
  • Werner Menski - South Asia Institute, SOAS, London, UK
  • Muneeb Yousuf - Research Scholar, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi

October 2021 | SAGE India
Kashmir after 2019: Completing the Partition studies the post-2019 Kashmir situation, using an interdisciplinary conceptual framework by employing the kite methodology to analyse law-related conflict scenarios, facilitating a rigorous stakeholder analysis. 

The unfinished Partition of the Indian subcontinent on 14/15 August 1947 left Jammu and Kashmir hanging between visions of azadi (freedom) and competing territorial claims of India and Pakistan. This limbo, causing mounting costs over time, ultimately brought intolerable sufferings to the diverse Kashmiri people. The book is a passionate search for a peaceful future, looking ahead to post-2019 arrangements. It provides a historically grounded contextual analysis to explain why, by 2019, the time had finally become ripe for allowing India and Pakistan as the respective ‘other’ to keep the parts of Kashmir they have each been holding since 1947. This future-oriented and solution-driven edited book offers a diversity-conscious theoretical framework—the kite model—which suggests completing the process of Partition as necessary mental growth of identity formation.
Foreword by René Pahoud de Mortanges
Werner Menski
Introduction: States, Leadership, Human Suffering and the Mythologies of Azadi
Werner Menski and Muneeb Yousuf
From Local Feudalism to Responsible Self-Governance: The Kashmir Kite
Werner Menski, Muneeb Yousuf, Wahid Ahmad Darand Zahoor Ahmad Wani
Flying Kashmiri Azadi Kites: Conflicts, Games or Responsible Agency?
Jawad Kadir
Keeping It in the Family: Understanding Kashmir as an Ancestral Property Dispute
Sameer Ahmad Bhat
Feudal Kashmir, the Princely State and Beginnings of Reform Efforts
Sheikh Javaid Ayub
Breaking the Myth of the Accession of Jammu and Kashmir
Ashutosh Kumar
Legal Status of Jammu and Kashmir within the Indian Union: Reading from the Texts
Nasir Ahmad Ganaie, Muneeb Yousuf and Zahoor Ahmad Wani
Continuing Problems in Kashmir during the 21st Century
Muneeb Yousuf
Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy: Blocked Desires and the Search for an Honourable Exit
Amit Ranjan
India–Bangladesh Border Issues: Tidying Up the Colonial Mess
Werner Menski and Muneeb Yousuf
Concluding Analysis: Completing the Partition and Facing New Challenges

Werner Menski

Werner Menski is emeritus professor of South Asian Laws, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he taught from 1981 to 2014. Over the years, he developed particularly the teaching of comparative legal studies with an interdisciplinary South Asian focus, in courses including Legal Systems of Asia and Africa, Law and Society in South Asia and Ethnic minorities and the Law, as well as supervising more than 40 doctoral students. He has published 14 books, including Comparative Law in a Global Context: The Legal Systems of Asia and Africa (2nd edn, 2006), and has contributed almost 300 published articles. He... More About Author

Muneeb Yousuf

Muneeb Yousuf is a Kashmiri scholar who completed his master’s in conflict analysis and peace-building from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Currently, he is a doctoral researcher at the MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, and is also a deputy editor of South Asia Research. Muneeb regularly writes on international affairs with a special focus on Pakistan and Kashmir, and his work has appeared in various journals and reputed media outlets. More About Author

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ISBN: 9789354791215