ABOUT THE BOOK:
It is argued that maps have strong subjective connotation and are made with a purpose to serve, wherein negating cartography as a positivist and objective science. Situating the thought in the ambit of Critical Cartography, the way maps, from various sources, alter and challenge the geopolitical situation of India in favour of Pakistan is shown. Since, the cartographic encroachment is immense and has multiple spatial reflections, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has been considered as the area of interest.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Swasti Vardhan Mishra has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies. His interests are critical studies in Geography and Urban Sociology. His papers Kolkata’s spaces of prostitution as subaltern urbanism, Conflating Gray space and Crypto Urbanism and Understanding needs and Ascribed Quality of Life- through Maternal factors-Infant mortality dialectic are in press, to be published in the reputed journals in the field.