Author:Chitralekha Zutshi


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Kashmir’s Contested Pasts: Narratives, Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

By: Chitralekha Zutshi

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press: 2017

Seller ID: 900599

ISBN: 0199481342

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A pioneering and comprehensive study of the historical imagination in Kashmir, this book explores the conversations between the ideas of Kashmir and the ideas of history taking place within Kashmir’s multilingual historical tradition. Offering a historically grounded reflection on the memories, narrative practices, and institutional contexts that have informed, and continue to inform, imaginings of Kashmir and its past, Kashmir’s Contested Pasts suggests new ways of understanding the debates over history, territory, identity, and sovereignty that shape contemporary South Asia. PRINTED PAGE... View more info

Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir

By: Chitralekha Zutshi

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black: 2011

Seller ID: 101966

ISBN: 8178243342

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Despite its centrality to the political life of India and Pakistan, Kashmir has met with rather perfunctory treatment from historians of South Asia. The few works of history and politics that have appeared on this region, moreover, insist on defining Kashmiri culture, history and identity in terms of the ahistorical concept of Kashmiriyat, or a uniquely Kashmiri cultural identity. This book, in contrast, questions the notion of any transcendent cultural uniqueness and Kashmiriyat by returning Kashmir to the mainstream of South Asian historiography. It examines the hundred-year impact of indir... View more info