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TitleMuslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics [electronic resource] : The Case of Kashmir / by Inshah Malik
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Pivot, 2019
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Descript XIV, 130 p. 2 illus., 1 illus. in color. online resource


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


1. Introduction: Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance -- 2. Kashmiri Nationalism: Women, Class and Plebiscite -- 3. Resurgence of Muslim Consciousness and Islamic Liberation Theology -- 4. Militarism, Occupation and the New Women’s Resistance -- 5. Conclusion

Identity politics Religion and politics Asia-Politics and government Peace Politics and war Economic development Politics and Gender. Politics and Religion. Asian Politics. Conflict Studies. Military and Defence Studies. Development and Post-Colonialism.


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