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Auteur: Kazi, Seema
Titel: In Kashmir
Sub titel: Gender, Militarization, and the Modern Nation-State

Kashmir is the world’s most heavily militarized region—“an earthly paradise and the nuclear powder keg of South Asia.” From the 1947 partition of "British" India emerged two modern nation-states, India and Pakistan, vying for Western-style dominance on the international stage, backed with nuclear muscle and riding a downward spiral of “tit for tat” militarization on their borders and in their own streets. With the partition, the independent state of Kashmir became subject to a territorial grab, and Pakistan and India have violently disputed its boundaries ever since. Though millions of Kashmiri civilians, and ultimately the world at large, are caught in the crosshairs of the deadly impasse, Kashmir’s long struggle for self-determination has all but disappeared from mainstream consciousness. `In Kashmir' re-centers the focus of this battle for justice on the most resilient survivors of the pervasive multi-state violence: Kashmiri women. Making thoughtful use of rare, candid interviews, Seema Kazi constructs global lessons from the experiences of women living under intensifying militarization, manifested in the Kashmir valley as a daily onslaught of sexual violence, murder, family destruction, grinding poverty, and social death.
2011, 200 pag., Euro 18,95
South End Press, Boston, ISBN 9780896087927


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