Devotees whirl their heads to the beat of drums as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village on the outskirts of Jammu

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

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On Friday N.N. Vohra, governor of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered a speech in New Delhi that was notable for its lucid analysis of the inextricably interlinked external and internal security problems and a series of sound suggestions about how to meet the grim challenges this country faces.

One of the most fascinating things about the 21st century is what I call the return of the body to the centrality of things. The body has become the site for all the major dramas — philosophical, political and ethical.