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Book Review: Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir Between India and Pakistan

Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir Between India and Pakistan

By Nyla Ali Khan

ISBN 9780230107649
Publication Date November 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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.

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