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Book Review: The Life of a Kashmiri Woman

By Nyla Ali Khan

The Life of a Kashmiri Woman

Dialectic of Resistance and Accommodation

Nyla Ali Khan

ISBN 9781137465634
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB)
Publisher Palgrave Pivot

Nyla Ali Khan’s subject, Akbar Jehan, was a political activist and the wife of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Kashmiri nationalist and first Muslim Prime Minister of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. The author employs oral testimonies and relies on written resources to add layers of understanding to the events that shaped the history of Kashmir. In this hybrid of memoir and auto/ biography, the author has also interspersed her memories with descriptions of historical and political events in which Akbar Jehan and her husband were principal political players.

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