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Author Khan, Nyla Ali, 1972-

Title The parchment of Kashmir : history, society, and polity / edited by Nyla Ali Khan
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 262 pages)
Contents PART I. CONSTRUCTIONS OF KASHMIRI IDENTITY WITHIN THE OVERLAPPING DISCOURSES OF KASHMIRIYAT, ISLAM, SAIVISM, SUFISM. Evolution of my Identity vis-a-vis Islam and Kashmir / Mohammad Ishaq Khan -- Kashmiriyat: The Voice of the Past Misconstrued / Rattan Lal Hangloo -- PART II. CULTURAL SYNCRETISM AND DECONSTRUCTION OF A MONOLITHIC CULTURE. Mystical Thought of Kashmir / M.H. Zaffar -- Syncretic Tradition and the Creative Life: Some Kashmiri Mystic Poets / Neerja Mattoo -- PART III. CONCEPTUALIZATION OF SOVEREIGNTY, DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE, AND REGIONAL STABILITY. Democracy and Governance in Kashmir / Noor Ahmad Baba -- Political Assertion of Kashmiri Identity / Gull Mohammad Wani -- Kashmir in the Indian Project of Nationalism / Rekha Chowdhary -- PART IV. SOCIOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF CONFLICT, INSURGENCY, COUNTER INSURGENCY, MILITARIZATION, AND A MONOLITHIC NATIONALISM. Sociological Dimensions and Implications of the Kashmir Problem / Bashir Ahmed Dabla -- PART V. REPRESENTATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION. Politics of Exclusion / Hameeda Naeem
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Group identity -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir.
Nationalism -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012004163
ISBN 1137029587 (electronic bk.)
9781137029584 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)