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Islam, Women & Violence in Kashmir

Between India and Pakistan

Nyla Ali Khan

July 2009

6.25 x 9.5 inches

(xiv+186) 200 pages

ISBN : 978-81-89487-57-7

INR 395

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'... Probably the first time a Kashmiri woman rises above herself and her unfortunately limited role (particularly in these last two decades of violence, destruction and mayhem) and attempts to voice her opinion so emphatically. You will come to clearly understand through Nyla Khan’s instructive style that a journey into Kashmir symbolizes a strange exaltation that is an undefinable quest but, like a torrential rainstorm, both cleansing and destructive.' Agha Ashraf Ali (historian and veteran educator).

'... Sadly, Kashmir has been captive, during the past sixty years, in the making of the myths of the origin of India and Pakistan. Even more sadly, it now seems unable to resist the birth of a new creation myth of its own, which promises to replicate the efforts of its tormentors faithfully. Once a community experiences the trauma of state-formation at its expense, its capacity to envision a different kind of political arrangement weakens. Happily, the myth may not have yet gelled in Kashmir. This is where Nyla Ali Khan comes in. ...' Ashis Nandy (political psychologist and sociologist of science).

Nyla Ali Khan

Nyla Ali Khan is Visiting Professor at Rose State College, former lecturer at the University of Oklahoma, and former professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, USA; she is the granddaughter of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the first Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. She is the author of The Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism (New York: Routledge, 2005).