Kulsoom Khan and Simeen Anjum

Jamia Millia Islamia

Kulsoom Khan and Simeen Anjum

In collaboration with
Saqib Mohammad Butt
Kashif Shakeel
Qazi Danish
Sabika Syed
Tehmeena Firdousi
Rabia Firdos
Eesha Khan
Dr Fahmina Zafar
Sayida Khanam
Yunus Nomani

This piece of work consists of a set of three shawls, two videos and eight images. They attempt to document dialogues and celebration – of unity and identity among marginalized communities during and after the anti-CAA and NRC protests that broke out in several parts of India post 13 December 2019. Many memories are evoked through the process of sharing, and the conversations continue and remain relevant until the present time. Our work is about inscribing personal as well as collective memories on shawls, by working collaboratively with women who have actively or silently participated in the protests. They constitute a set of collective memoirs that commemorate the celebration of coming together. Collaborating with them through the traditional process of zari, embroidery and beading, we attempt to engage in other conversations as well, and to address a range of issues within the socio-political fabric.    

Archival. 2020-21. Video
The craft of unviolence. 2020-21. Video