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Published February 2016


Secrets of the Kashmir Valley
My journey through the conflict between India and Pakistan

by Farhana Qazi

312pp, p/b, Rs 300 / USD 12

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First edition, 2016
ISBN-10: 81-7221-076-0
ISBN-13: 978-81-7221-076-2

Size 8.5 x 5.5 inches

Terrorism / Women / Kashmir / Culture / Pakistan / India / Peace

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About the Book

In this timely and important book, Farhana Qazi traces the lives of women in the deeply divided Kashmir Valley and shows how they have survived a 60-plus-year conflict. With unique access, Qazi is an American storyteller who travels extensively through the region to interview mothers of martyrs, militants' wives, prisoners, protestors, and political activists. Her evocative reporting and extensive interactions brings to life these women's stories-their individual oral histories make up a collective chronicle of suffering and struggle. Ultimately, this is a hopeful book. With strong voices and will power, the women of Kashmir are changing their society. These reformers are the people leading the way forward. This crucial book on Kashmir is a brilliant and thought provoking work. Qazi's unique perspective on Kashmir and deep passion for the women she writes about make this a definitive account of a proud people.

“Qazi skillfully connects us to the intense, complex and remarkably strong women of Kashmir. Their fascinating and emotionally touching stories are deeply moving and
need to be heard.”
— ROSS KAUFFMAN, Academy award-winning film-maker

“Qazi's brilliant book combines her unique personal experience with her deep knowledge of the region, its people and its culture to tell us a story far more informative about today's events than any intelligence brief. And it is beautifully written--a joy to read.”
— BRIAN MICHAEL JENKINS, author of Will Terrorists Go Nuclear?
“Her writing is charming, compassionate, compelling, and a mustread for women's studies readers who seek to understand gender
roles in conflict, and students interested in South Asia.”
— SHERRA BABCOCK, Vice President, Chautauqua Institution
“Inspiring. Qazi writes with compassion as she traces the lives of women in Kashmir.”
—SALMAN AHMED, author of Rock and Roll Jihad


About the Author

FARHANA QAZI is an American scholar and an internationally recognized speaker on conflicts in the Islamic world. She is a recipient of the 21st Century Leader Award from the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York and the Distinguished Humanitarian Award from Southwestern University in Texas. She has appeared on Al-Jazeera, BBC News, CNN, PBS Newshour and is cited frequently by other newscasts.



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SECRETS OF THE KASHMIR VALLEY: My journey through the conflict between India and Pakistan

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