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Expert on Kashmir to speak at Wake Forest University

February 9, 2009

Chitralekha Zutshi, associate professor of history at The College of William and Mary, will present a lecture, “Re-Visioning Kashmir as Borderland in South Asian History,” at 6 p.m., Feb. 23 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium at Wake Forest University.

The lecture is free and open to the public.  Time will be reserved after the speech for questions and answers.

The Kashmir region is a disputed territory located between India, Pakistan and the People’s Republic of China, with each nation claiming administration of portions of the region.  India and Pakistan have fought several declared wars over Kashmir, and the dispute remains tense.

Zutshi specializes in modern South Asia, with particular interests in Islam in the Indian subcontinent.  She received her doctorate from Tufts University.  She is the author of “Languages of Belonging:  Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir,” which has been published in India, Great Britain and the United States.

Zutshi’s lecture is part of the “Borderlands in World History” series, sponsored by the Department of History.

For more information, call (336) 758-5501 or (336) 758-3092.

Press Contacts:

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