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Speaking Peace: Women's Voices from Kashmir

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This book reflects the range of women's experiences in the Kashmir conflict, which, for some years, has been a key issue on the Indian political map. It draws on important questions such as: how has the conflict affected women and how have they learned to live with continuing violence? What strategies have they used to cope, to find a space, or to share or express what the ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 4th 2003 by Zed Books (first published September 21st 2002)
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Aug 09, 2007 Hafsa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in the impact of war on women
I've been meaning to read this book for quite some time, as it deals with an issue that is very near and dear to my heart. The books is a series of essays written by women in Kashmir or interviews with women in Kashmir.

The story of war has always been told from a male's perspective and oftentimes we do not hear of the impact that the war has on women and children. The book started off with an account of a woman who was forced out of her home during partition--it was really interesting to read a
Jun 26, 2007 Sabra marked it as to-read
I didn't even know such books like this existed?! MUST read before the end of this summer!
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Urvashi Butalia is an Indian feminist and historian. She is the Director and Co-founder of Kali for Women, India's first feminist publishing house.
Butalia was born in Ambala India in 1952. She earned a B.A. in literature from Miranda House, Delhi University in 1971, a Masters in literature from Delhi University in 1973, and a Masters in South Asian Studies from the University of London in 1977.
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