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Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir

Author:
Malik, Inshah

ISBN:
978 3 319 95329 8
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
131
List price(s):
69.99 USD
49.99 GBP
54.99 EUR

Publication date:
3 September 2018

Short description: 

This book investigates agency in the historical resistance movement in Kashmir by initiating a fresh conversation about Muslim Kashmiri women. It exhibits Muslim women not merely as accidental victims but conscientious agents who choose to operate within the struggles of self-determination.

Full description: 

This book investigates agency in the historical resistance movement in Kashmir by initiating a fresh conversation about Muslim Kashmiri women. It exhibits Muslim women not merely as accidental victims but conscientious agents who choose to operate within the struggles of self-determination. The experience of victimization stimulates women to take control of their lives and press for change. Despite experiencing isolating political conditions, Kashmiri women do not internalize their supposed inferiority. The author shows that women's struggles against patriarchy are at the heart of a very complex historical resistance to the Indian rule.

Table of contents: 

1. Introduction: Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance 2. Kashmiri Nationalism: Women, Class and PlebisciteOrigins of Kashmiri NationalismMass Protests and Rise of Women ProtestersBritish Exit and Dogra EndgameThe Quit Kashmir MovementKashmir's Undecided Political StatusResurrection of a Militant Kashmiri NationalismWomen in the Plebiscite Front Protests 3. Resurgence of Muslim Consciousness and Islamic Liberation TheologyThe Question of IdentityDokhtaran e Millat: Limits and Possibilities of Islamic Liberation TheologyMuslim Khawateen Markaz: Muslim identity and Kashmiri NationalismThe Armed Struggle and Question of FreedomThe J&K Mass Movement: Gender and Political Persecution 4. Militarism, Occupation and the New Women's ResistanceLiving Under Military OccupationWomen's Collective Political ActionThe Renewed UprisingIdentity, Creativity and Rebellion: Women WritersRefashioning IdentityPolitics of Resistance Writing 5. Conclusion

Biography: 

Inshah Malik is a Political Theorist and Gender Studies scholar. She is a former Fox International Fellow at Yale University, USA.

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