ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Returning without Solutions

This article argues that there is something intrinsically fascist about “solutions”; a word that has turned out to be a dangerous gift from scientific imagination. Drawing on the history of Jews and Palestine as well as the Partition negotiations between Gandhi and Jinnah, it warns of the dangers of a “solution-minded” approach to the return of Pandits to Kashmir.

This is home. And this the closest
I’ll ever be to home. When I return,
the colors won’t be so brilliant

– Agha Shahid Ali from “Postcard to Kashmir”, dedicated to Pavan Sehgal.

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