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Widows and Half Widows: Saga of extra-judicial arrests and killings in Kashmir
This book is about women who even after years of the disappearance of their husbands, sons and fathers are still on a daily search for their loved ones while trying to discover their own identity — are they widows or not widows. Apart from economic hardships, they have been alienated by family, society and government. Documenting their mental agony and trauma was never an easy task. This book compiles their tragedies in order to give a voice to the voiceless. Courts have failed them, successive governments have brushed aside their suffering, society has adopted an indifferent attitude and there are those who earn out of the indigence of these women.
Afsana Rashid Bhat is a Srinagar-based journalist. Covering social and political affairs, her reports have been widely acclaimed. She has been awarded a number of fellowships and awards. She has been to Cardiff, London, Amsterdam and Kathmandu and has attended many workshops, seminars and conventions in India and abroad. She received her master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Kashmir (2000-01) and post-graduate diploma in rural development, IGNOU (1999).