November 11, 2011
Arundhati Roy and Pankaj Mishra on Kashmir: The Case for Freedom
Asia Society and Museum
November 11, 2011
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Ave
New York, NY 10021 United States
In person and through live webcast

Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world—and one of the most ignored. Under an Indian military rule that, at half a million strong, exceeds the total number of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human rights abuses are routine.

Exploring the causes and consequences of the occupation, Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is a passionate call for the end of occupation, and for the right of self-determination for the Kashmiri people.

Join author/activist Arundhati Roy, writer Pankaj Mishra, and anthropologist Mohamad Juanid for a discussion on Kashmir’s tragedy. Moderated by Professor Philip Oldenburg of Columbia University.

The discussion will be followed by a book sale and signing.

This event is hosted in conjunction with the “Inaugural Asian Arts & Ideas Forum—The Chindia Dialogues” (a gathering of Chinese and Indian writers in New York), November 3–6, 2011.

Tickets may be purchased through the Asia Society.

Can’t make it to this program? Tune in to the free webcast from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Online viewers are encouraged to send questions to