Slideshow | Silent notes

  • Snapshots of a wounded civilization:A picture taken at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, in 2010. Mehra says it defines the Kashmir situation: ‘entangled and confusing’.Snapshots of a wounded civilization:A picture taken at Lal Chowk, Srinagar, in 2010. Mehra says it defines the Kashmir situation: ‘entangled and confusing’.
  • A crowd praying, shadowed by pigeons in flight, in Srinagar in 2009.A crowd praying, shadowed by pigeons in flight, in Srinagar in 2009.
  • 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.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.
  • A tailor in Maisuma, Srinagar, in 2009.A crowd praying, shadowed by pigeons in flight, in Srinagar in 2009.A tailor in Maisuma, Srinagar, in 2009.A crowd praying, shadowed by pigeons in flight, in Srinagar in 2009.
  • 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.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.
  • A boy photographed on Residency Road, Srinagar, in 2008. Photographs: Amit Mehra.A boy photographed on Residency Road, Srinagar, in 2008. Photographs: Amit Mehra.