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The Resource Islam, women, and violence in Kashmir : between India and Pakistan, Nyla Ali Khan

Islam, women, and violence in Kashmir : between India and Pakistan, Nyla Ali Khan

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Islam, women, and violence in Kashmir : between India and Pakistan
Title
Islam, women, and violence in Kashmir
Title remainder
between India and Pakistan
Statement of responsibility
Nyla Ali Khan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, lack of infrastructure, mass displacements, political anarchy, and repression of women. This book seeks to analyze the effects of nationalist, militant, and religious discourses and praxes on a gender-based hierarchy"--Provided by publisher
  • "Since 1989, religious fundamentalism and exclusionary nationalism in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir have generated political and social turmoil that has eroded the cultural syncretism that has long been part of the ethos and history of Kashmir. These forces are responsible for the silencing of dissenters, economic deprivation, lack of infrastructure, mass displacements, political anarchy, and repression of women. Historical Kashmiri culture inscribes a wide range of experiences, which centralizing institutions attempt to render invisible and homogeneous. Women in Kashmir, as in other postcolonial countries, are positioned in relation to their own class and cultural realities, their own histories, their sensitivity to the diversity of cultural traditions and to the questions and conflicts within them. They constantly grapple with the legacies of Sufi Islam, their own struggles not just with the devastating effects of Indian occupation and Pakistani infiltration, but also with the discourses of cultural nationalism and religious fundamentalism propagated in the valley. I position myself with reference to the West as well as with communities outside the West, so I speak with a complex awareness of and investment in representation.I analyze the ways in which experiences have been constructed historically and have changed over time. The refusal to wallow in grief and a desire to deconstruct the Camelot-like atmosphere of that period impelled me to undertake this cross-disciplinary project regarding the political history, composite culture, literature of the state; the attempted relegation of Kashmiri women to the archives of memory, and their persistent endeavors to rise from the ashes of immolated identities. "--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khan, Nyla Ali
Dewey number
305.48/6970954609045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1744.J35
LC item number
K43 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Comparative feminist studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Muslim women
  • Women in Islam
  • Political violence
Label
Islam, women, and violence in Kashmir : between India and Pakistan, Nyla Ali Khan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
567166004
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780230107649
Lccn
2010013885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)567166004
Label
Islam, women, and violence in Kashmir : between India and Pakistan, Nyla Ali Khan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
567166004
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780230107649
Lccn
2010013885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)567166004

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