Author: Mir Suhail

Mir Suhail, 25, is a young artist based in Kashmir, most widely known for his dark political cartoons. His work speaks to the experience of growing up and calling a place of military occupation one’s home with themes ranging from human rights violations to cultural imperialism. With 10 years of experience and an array of national and international awards under his belt, he is also working to capture the many artistic possibilities offered by the textile tradition of Kashmir in his role as the Creative Director of cultural enterprise Crafted in Kashmir. He has pioneered the use of war motifs on handcrafted scarves speaking to the continuing battle over geography-an enduring legacy of the post-colonial state.