By Ravina Aggarwal
Aggarwal brings the insights of functionality stories and the transforming into box of the anthropology of overseas borders to endure on her large fieldwork in Ladakh. She examines how social and spiritual barriers are created at the Ladakhi frontier, how they're stimulated by way of directives of the geographical region, and the way they're formed into political struggles for neighborhood regulate which are legitimized via discourses of non secular purity, patriotism, and improvement. She demonstrates in vigorous element the ways in which those struggles are enacted particularly cultural performances equivalent to nationwide vacations, fairs, rites of passage ceremonies, movies, and archery video games. through putting cultural performances and political hobbies in Ladakh middle level, Aggarwal rewrites the normal plot of state and border alongside the road of Control.
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Beyond Lines of Control: Performance and Politics on the Disputed Borders of Ladakh, India by Ravina Aggarwal