Vol VII, Issue 3
Date of Publication: July 23, 2022
"During fieldwork, I was often given friendly warnings, like 'you never know who anyone is in Kashmir,' a statement meant to warn me not to trust too easily, given the long-standing history of informers, spies and collaborators in Kashmir. Several times after I interviewed someone, I learned of their ‘other’ identity as a former militant, collaborator, or someone with high-up state connections. This knowledge, a virtual map overlaid on everyday sociality, always came after the fact, and it unnerved me. How would I ever grasp these subterranean histories? I also worried about the virtual map circulating about me: Who was I spying for? Did people trust me?"
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