Slideshow | Silent notes

A narrative on Kashmir that attempts to steer clear of the ‘conflict’ and ‘beauty’, and find a new language to capture the valley
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    Snapshots of a wounded civilization:A picture taken at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, in 2010. Mehra says it defines the Kashmir situation: ‘entangled and confusing’.
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    A crowd praying, shadowed by pigeons in flight, in Srinagar in 2009.
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    A picture of a cat taken in Srinagar in 2011. Its watchful expression, says Mehra, is the same as the look on the faces of Kashmiris.
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    A tailor in Maisuma, Srinagar, in 2009.A crowd praying, shadowed by pigeons in flight, in Srinagar in 2009.
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    A shot of pigeons at Khaniyar, Srinagar, in 2010. The man stands for the faceless Kashmiri, the one who happens to get shot just because he’s there, says Mehra.
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    A boy photographed on Residency Road, Srinagar, in 2008. Photographs: Amit Mehra.

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