Book Salon with Michael Busch | Ep. 12 Saiba Varma

The Polis Project is excited to welcome UC San Diego’s Saiba Varma to our Virtual Book Salon. On Friday, December 4 she will join us to discuss her new book, The Occupied Clinic: Militarism and Care in Kashmir (Duke University Press). Based on extensive field work in Kashmir, the book traces the overlapping and sometimes mutually constitutive dynamics of militarism and humanitarianism, harm and care in the most densely militarized space in the world. Varma demonstrates that these dynamics draw on Kashmir’s colonial history and produce a space in which the meanings of medical practice, hurt and healing are disrupted and disarrayed for doctors, patients, and academics alike.

We will talk about all of this, and more. The conversation will stream live and simultaneously on the Polis Project Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook accounts.

Join us!

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