Javid Ahmad Ahanger

Javid Ahmad Ahanger

Javid Ahmad Ahanger holds a Doctorate in Political Science from Aligarh Muslim University, with a focus on the topic of “Political Opposition in Jammu and Kashmir: From Dominant Party to Multi-Party System.” His writings have previously been published in South Asian Journal, Cafe Dissensus Magazine, Greater Kashmir, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Life, Rising Kashmir, Kashmir Images and Foreign Policy news among other reputed online and print magazines and journals. He has participated and presented research papers in more than one dozen international and national conferences and seminars in India.
A Movement in Kashmir’s Historiography: Reviewing Khalid Bashir’s Kashmir: Looking Back in Time — Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger

A Movement in Kashmir’s Historiography: Reviewing Khalid Bashir’s Kashmir: Looking Back in Time — Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger

Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger reviews Khalid Bashir Ahmad’s “Kashmir: Looking Back in Time (Politics, Culture, History)” (Atlantic, 2021) situating the author’s work within a larger tradition of historiography. In the process, Dr. Ahanger evaluates Bashir’s book for the value it adds to Kashmiri scholarship during contemporary times while visiting some of the core topics and ideas that the text unveils or that had not been considered previously with the type of historical analysis it brings to fore.

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The ‘New Mainstream’ and the Politics of Jammu and Kashmir — by Javid Ahmad Ahanger

The ‘New Mainstream’ and the Politics of Jammu and Kashmir — by Javid Ahmad Ahanger

Dr. Javid Ahmad Ahanger, who specializes in Political Science with a focus on Kashmir, presents this article underlining the multiple possibilities for the political future of the multi-party system in Kashmir’s political landscape under Indian rule. The article discusses the emergence of key political parties that served under India’s dominion and the various stakeholders at a critical juncture when a new political framework is yet to be defined after the August 5th (2019) abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

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