[PAST EVENT] W&M Professor, Chitralekha Zutshi, discusses her latest book

March 4, 2024
4pm - 5:30pm
Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room
200 S Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
The cover of the book Sheikh Abdullah: The Caged Lion of Kashmir (Courtesy photo)

The Reves Center and the Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) Program present a reading and discussion by Chitralekha Zutshi, Class of 1962 Professor of History, whose book, Sheikh Abdullah: The Caged Lion of Kashmir, a biography of the controversial Kashmiri leader, was recently published by HarperCollins India in its prestigious “Indian Lives” series. Its North American edition will be released by Yale University Press this summer. The event will be held in the Reves Room and is free and open to the public.

Zutshi's biography has received widespread acclaim in India and provides new insights into a man who wielded great influence in his lifetime but is now not as well known or fully understood in the context of his time.  Zutshi has been researching on and writing about the history of Kashmir for nearly 30 years and Abdullah looms large in its modern history. In addition, his legacy is controversial and contested in the subcontinent, which called for a comprehensive examination of his life. She places his political life in the context of regional and global ideological currents such as anti-colonial nationalisms, Islamic universalism, socialism, communism and the Cold War, as well as his engagement with his advisors, well-wishers, critics, and interlocutors.

Sponsored by: Reves Center for International Studies


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