Insha Muzafar Poem I As If As if all that existed could ever be more than my remembrance and your penchant for lost things contrary to your scepticism I believe in these dreams of bread; the hunger of words (swirling inside the voids of mirrors) for the stones of … Read more →
Hijras of Kashmir: a marginalized form of personhood
An excerpt from Aijaz Ahmed Bund’s book based on the transgender people in Kashmir and their experiences of life. The twenty-four interviews and ethnographic accounts carried in this book open a new window into this mythical and marginalized community in the region. The reality of being a transgender is … Read more →
Acceptance Speech of Parvez Imroz
The text of the lecture that Advocate Parvez Imroz of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) delivered at The 2017 Rafto Conference at Bergen, Norway. Parvez Imroz speaking at Bergen, Norway [Picture: Rafto Foundation] After decolonization of the Indian subcontinent and its subsequent partition into two new nation states nation-statesPakistan, … Read more →
Parveena Ahangar’s Rafto Acceptance Speech
The Text of the lecture that Parveena Ahangar of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) delivered at The 2017 Rafto Conference at Bergen, Norway. To, the Rafto Foundation, Sisters & Brothers, Friends, and the International Human Rights Community, A Salaam Aleikum My heartfelt thanks to the Rafto … Read more →
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