Earth(ing) Kashmir: Geo-Tropicality as a Means of Thinking beyond Stratified Geopolitics
Keywords:Earth(ing), Ontic (Trans)historicality, Stratified Geopolitics, Kashmir, Rhizomatics, Geo-Tropicality
This article places the spotlight on remarkably differential nuances of Kashmir’s geo-tropicality only to subject them to a decolonial ethics. It seeks to disengage from colonial representational grammatology that approaches these nuances as alienatingly exotic and spectacular. It furthermore, argues that mutually disjunctive co-becomings of these nuances not only provide Kashmir’s geo-tropicality with a kind of a-humanist orientation, but also makes this tropicality an immanent zone of natural ethical violence. We go on to argue that it is only a kind of ‘smooth politics’ based on decolonial a-humanist ethics of earthing that can end the conflict arising out of governmental attempts at overcoding the chaosophical immanentism of Kashmir’s geo-tropicality.
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