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

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Springer, Sep 14, 2010 - Social Science - 211 pages
Nyla Ali Khan, the granddaughter of the first Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, gives an insider's analysis on the political and social turmoil that has eroded the ethos and fabric of Kasmiri culture. She monitors the effects of nationalist, militant, and religious discourses and praxes on a gender-based hierarchy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
One Conflicting Political Discourses Partition Plebiscite Autonomy Integration
16
Two Cultural Syncretism in Kashmir
45
Three Political Debacles
63
Four Militarization of Jammu and Kashmir
93
Five Negotiating the Boundaries of Gender Community and Nationhood
113
Conclusion
144
An Afterword
169
Appendices
175
Glossary
181
Bibliography
189
Index
201
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Nyla Ali Khan is a visiting professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.

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