Kashmir

By: Zutshi, Chitralekha
Material type: TextTextSeries: Oxford India short introductionsPublisher: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2019Description: xvi, 195 p. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9780190121419Subject(s): India - Jammu and Kashmir | Popular culture | Politics and governmentDDC classification: 954.6 Summary: Since 1947-48, when India and Pakistan fought their first war over Kashmir, it has been reduced to an endlessly disputed territory. As a result, the people of this region and its rich history are often forgotten. This short introduction untangles the complex issue of Kashmir to help readers understand not just its past, present, and future, but also the sources of the existing misconceptions about it. In lucidly written prose, the author presents a range of ways in which Kashmir has been imagined by its inhabitants and outsiders over the centuries-a sacred space, homeland, nation, secular symbol, and a zone of conflict. Kashmir thus emerges in this account as a geographic entity as well as a composite of multiple ideas and shifting boundaries that were produced in specific historical and political contexts. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/kashmir-9780190121419?q=Kashmir&lang=en&cc=us#
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Table of contents

Introduction: The Idea of Kashmir
1 Kashmir as Sacred Space
2 Kashmir as mulk
3 Kashmir as Princely State
4 Orientalizing and Nationalizing Kashmir
5 Kashmir as Nation
6 Fragmented Kashmir
7 The Kashmir Insurgency
bibliography
index
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Since 1947-48, when India and Pakistan fought their first war over Kashmir, it has been reduced to an endlessly disputed territory. As a result, the people of this region and its rich history are often forgotten. This short introduction untangles the complex issue of Kashmir to help readers understand not just its past, present, and future, but also the sources of the existing misconceptions about it.
In lucidly written prose, the author presents a range of ways in which Kashmir has been imagined by its inhabitants and outsiders over the centuries-a sacred space, homeland, nation, secular symbol, and a zone of conflict. Kashmir thus emerges in this account as a geographic entity as well as a composite of multiple ideas and shifting boundaries that were produced in specific historical and political contexts.

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