In My work focuses on the representation of South Asian life in works by four contemporary Anglophone writers: V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, and Anita Desai. Of course, I also refer to works by other writers, such as Sara Suleri, Bharati Mukherjee, and Shashi Tharoor. I offer a critical dialogue between these works and the contemporary history they encounter, using history to interrogate fiction and using fiction to think through historical
Nyla Ali Khan's subject, Akbar Jehan, was a political activist and the wife of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Kashmiri nationalist and first Muslim Prime Minister of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. The author employs oral testimonies and relies on written resources to add layers of understanding to the events that shaped the history of Kashmir. In this hybrid of memoir and auto/ biography, the author
In this volume, Kashmiri scholars of all disciplines undertake a new look at their homeland and provide a set of visions for Kashmiri culture and society. The book offers a panorama of key cultural concerns of Jammu & Kashmir today, from the military aspects of the Kashmir conflict to the modern-day revival of indigenous cultural institutions, from the effects of religious discourse and gender-based social hierarchy to relations with India and Pakistan.
Since 1989, religious fundamentalism and exclusionary nationalism in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir have generated political and social turmoil that has eroded the ethos and fabric of Kashmiri culture. These forces are responsible for the silencing of dissenters, economic deprivation, infrastructural lack, mass displacements, political anarchy, and the repression of women. Nyla Ali Khan, the granddaughter of the first Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir,