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Vicissitudes of Care: Humanitarian-Military Entanglements in Occupied Kashmir

April 6, 2018 @ 3:35 pm - 5:35 pm

Saiba Varma’s research focuses on health and medicine, as well as politics, inequalities, and violence and has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in psychiatric and military settings. Her work  examines the global military-humanitarian complex from the prism of South Asia, specifically Indian-occupied Kashmir, the site of an ongoing conflict between an independence movement and the Indian military. In this talk, Dr. Varma will be discussing material from her book manuscript, Life in Pieces: Military and Humanitarian Care in Kashmir, which shows how both humanitarian and militaristic practices are both performed in the name of care.

Dr. Saiba Varma is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego.


April 6, 2018
3:35 pm - 5:35 pm
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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