DOI: 10.5040/9781474250740.00000064
Scenes: 14. Roles: Male (8) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

The play is set amid preparations for the festival of Eid, and uses the Kashmir conflict as an occasion to understand the issue of human plight in times of crisis, generated by contrasting and competing nationalist narratives. Instead of taking sides on the Kashmir issue, the play deals with its impact on the emotional, psychological, and social life of the people in the Valley, revealing how the conflict has turned “Paradise on Earth” into a zone of war waged between the azadis and Indian para/military forces, deployed by the state for preserving its “national integrity” and protecting the Kashmiris most of whom do not recognize themselves as Indians.