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The third One State Solution Week October 23, 2009

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The One State Solution Weeks are an experimental group of events that seek to bridge the gaps that the Partition of India has engendered.These are wholly participatory open source events wherein people- bloggers and cultural contributors of any sort are invited to create and run their own mini-event, voice their opinions exploring ideas in favour of a new politics that diverges from representative or identity based grouping, as well as ideas that draw from syncreticism and from  notions of identity,  during the span of the Week.

The One State Solution Week is an arbitrary one week, annual and a time to come together and explore the important issue of inter-religious conflict between and in the countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.These dates are not meant to make or mark any historical milestone, but to gather and further strengthen voices that speak for our cause.

The third among our series is a month from now,  beginning on the 23 rd of November and up until the 29th of November 2009.

No prizes for guessing our tag ossw’09 (all lower case)  .If you are reading this then do go a step further and announce it on your blog or put the news up somewhere where people can see it.

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13 Responses to “The third One State Solution Week”

  1. […] The third One State Solution Week (tags: ossw'09)   Leave a Comment […]

  2. One State Is Great! Says:

    This is a WONDERFUL idea. Thank you for taking this step!

    Long Live A Socialist Federation of the Sub-Continent!

  3. amitabha Says:

    it would be great to meet here again…however small the effort might seem, it does give some diversion from the daily scores and creates an open space for free interaction…thanks a lot for whatever you have done or you would do in future for keeping up this hope of One State Solution…

  4. Screen Sifar Says:

    Hey Amitabho!

    Good to hear from you!
    Let’s keep up the enthusiasm!

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  6. […] One State Solution Blog invites bloggers to express their opinions to redress the problems the Partition of India has created: “it did not achieve the goals or […]

  7. I live in Conway, Arkansas and I think in order to implement the one state solution you should educate everyone on the basics of empowerment. Providing examples of how it is done and what the results of one empowered individual will provide the impetus for a one state solution. Best of wishes to all. I look forward to seeing what the politics of the future will look like. Right now there are so many things that prohibit the poor/underserved/unheard of communities from speaking out. This is a global problem that has to be addressed. Again I look forward to seeing the results of solution.

  8. Screen Sifar Says:

    Thanks for writing in!!
    That’s quite a blog you have!

  9. Taha Abdul Rauf Says:

    nation-states has today become more of an intermediary between the market and the people, who happen to be ‘ethnics’, in case of our sub-continent. the notion of ‘state’ we imported is very much euro-centric in nature while what had sustained in our multicultural context historically was an anarchic kind of society based on social contract between the ruler n the ruled. where the ruler could never be totalitarian. He of course had the defense ministry & in some respects the foreign policy…but nothing more…he could never generate pan-geographic attitude towards an issue or community, like our states do. thus, before taking a plunge into one- nation theory (which, never the less, is a counter-hegemonic initiative in its own right), shouldn’t we discuss what kind of an arrangement between communities we r talking abt??

  10. Screen Sifar Says:

    yes, I think you may be right.
    And I like your thinking.How does one make which is counter-hegemonic in its nature? And the second the question about the relationships between the two communities, for which I think that we may need to look at the way the two communities have co-existed in the past.It might be an interesting exercise.

  11. Taha Abdul Rauf Says:

    media is a perfect way to recognize the discourses that hegemonize and govern the interactive spaces between people, communities and countries. I consider, the Pakistani media to be still somewhat freer than the corporate-brahmanic nexus lead media industry that has evolved in India, especially since the 90s.
    In order to do things in a counter-hegemonic manner, China leads the example…it does everything opposite of what is written in the books of Brettonwood institutions. we can also contextualize discourses to turn traditional arguments over their heads.
    Also, when i talk about the multicultural context of the Indian sub-continent i don’t just refer to Hindus and Muslims as u have understood but also to the scores of castes, tribes, the middle class and the elites found across borders…all of whom can be made into one single national identity. they have to their historically denied autonomy in a manner that does not become a disadvantage for others

  12. Taha Abdul Rauf Says:

    media is a perfect way to recognize the discourses that hegemonize and govern the interactive spaces between people, communities and countries. I consider, the Pakistani media to be still somewhat freer than the corporate-brahmanic nexus lead media industry that has evolved in India, especially since the 90s.
    In order to do things in a counter-hegemonic manner, China leads the example…it does everything opposite of what is written in the books of Brettonwood institutions. we can also contextualize discourses to turn traditional arguments over their heads.
    Also, when i talk about the multicultural context of the Indian sub-continent i don’t just refer to Hindus and Muslims as u have understood but also to the scores of castes, tribes, the middle class and the elites found across borders…all of whom can not be made into one single pan-national identity. they have to be given their historically denied autonomy in a manner that does not become a disadvantage for others.

  13. Screen Sifar Says:

    why do you say that China leads the way in counter-hegemonic thinking?


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