Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir Between India and Pakistan
|Publication Date||November 2010|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||Comparative Feminist Studies|
Since 1989, religious fundamentalism and exclusionary nationalism in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir have generated political and social turmoil that has eroded the ethos and fabric of Kashmiri culture. These forces are responsible for the silencing of dissenters, economic deprivation, infrastructural lack, mass displacements, political anarchy, and the repression of women. Nyla Ali Khan, the granddaughter of the first Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, gives an insider’s analysis, monitoring the effects of nationalist, militant, and religious discourses and praxes on a gender-based hierarchy.