By Laxmi Murthy,Mitu Varma
‘Women are usually the worst laid low with militarisation yet their tales not often get heard. Garrisoned Minds, which brings jointly insights and research from the various significant clash zones of South Asia, is a welcome and beneficial corrective, one that has to be learn through either policy-makers and the public.’
— Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of thewire.in
Militarisation and violence as a reaction to clash are actually a part of the worldwide social order. during this booklet, twelve newshounds discover the influence of such militarisation at the lives of ladies in 4 conflict-affected zones of South Asia: Pakistan’s frontier provinces which proportion a border with Afghanistan; Nepal in the course of and after its decade-long civil struggle; Northeast India below the shadow of AFSPA; and the Kashmir valley amidst the overpowering presence of the Indian army.
These essays diversity from evocative money owed of women’s own lives in the course of strive against in Nepal and whereas traveling during the altering political panorama of Manipur, to designated explorations of the violent regulations imposed on particular groups, similar to the Hazaras of Pakistan, the dancing women of Swat Valley, or the ostracised widows of counter-insurgents in Kashmir. They symbolize the lived realities of a various set of ladies pressured to return to phrases with terrible situations, and decided to salary peace.
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