This special edition of the Nordic Journal of Law and Social Research focuses on the Hunza Valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Drawing on a multi-author, interdisciplinary approach, the journal examines the political geography, anthropology, history, and civil society in the Hunza Valley today.
Maira Hayat offers this critical analysis of the tensions relating to water use and local politics from an anthropological standpoint. Water use in Pakistan has become increasingly politicized as local governments attempt to navigate the needs of local cultivators and farmers while reconciling with the national government.
Suneel Kumar was s 2019 AIPS Short-Term Research Grant Awardee. Kumar "travelled to Pakistan during summer 2019 to conduct preliminary research for an upcoming ethnographic work and collect ecological data on Indus river and delta."