By Nyla Ali Khan
The Life of a Kashmiri Woman
Dialectic of Resistance and Accommodation
|Publication Date||June 2014|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB)|
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.