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Kashmir: History and Politics

September 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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This lecture will address the complex history and recent developments of the Kashmir dispute in the midst of tense India and Pakistan relations as well as a very diverse Kashmiri people.

Speaker: Dr. Chitralekha Zutshi

Dr. Chitralekha Zutshi is a Professor of History at The College of William and Mary, where she teaches South Asian history.

The recipient of several fellowships, she has spoken and published widely on Kashmir and is the author and editor of several books on the subject, including the edited collection, Kashmir: History, Politics, Representation (Cambridge, 2018). She also serves on the Editorial Board of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.

A winner of the 2014 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence at The College of William and Mary, Dr. Zutshi received a PhD in History from Tufts University.









5:00 PM:  Registration opens

5:45 PM: Program begins

6:30 – 7:00 PM: Q&A


The Empire Ballroom at the Jefferson Hotel.

Note: This is our usual venue. The room is best accessible from the Franklin Street entrance, and up the stairs if you come from the Main Street side.


Parking options at the Jefferson Hotel include street-side parking, valet parking, or self-parking at the Jefferson’s Main Lot, where a discounted rate of $7 is available. Find parking instructions for the Main Lot here.


Online registration is now closed.  A limited number of tickets is available at the door as well.


Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Venue Name: The Jefferson Hotel (Empire Room)
Address: 101 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States


Organizer Name: Richmond World Affairs Council