Contesting Nation: Gendered Violence in South Asia: Notes on the Postcolonial Present
Chatterji, Angana & Chaudhry, Lubna Nazir (Eds.)
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Book ID : 41046
ISBN-10 : 81-89013-37-8 / 8189013378
ISBN-13 : 978-81-89013-37-0 / 9788189013370
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
436p., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Between Reality and Representation. 2. Intelligible Violence. 3. Maoist Insurgency in Nepal. 4. Sexualizing the State. 5. Afghan Women. 6. Women Negotiating Change. 7. Reconstituting Selves in the Karachi Conflict. 8. The Erotics and Politics of Militarization. 9. Democratizing Bangladesh. 10. Playing off Courts. 11. The Land of Lalla-Ded. 12. Memory-Mournings.
An innovative collection of essays on events and dynamics across South Asia, this volume addresses how violence marks the present in wars of direct and indirect conquest. Anti-colonial struggles that achieved independence to form postcolonial nation-states have consolidated themselves through prodigious violence that defines and disfigures communities and futures. This book examines the very borders such brutality enshrines and its intimate inscriptions upon bodies and memories, examining the performance of gendered violence through the spectacular and in everyday life, through wars, nationalisms and displacements. Women in and of South Asia offer inspired, gendered and contested histories of the discontinuous present, excavating nation-making and its intersections with projects of militarisation and cultural assertion, modernisation and globalisation, noting how Gujarat, post-9/11 mobilisations, and the war on Afghanistan and Iraq by Empire, signify the rapidity with which brutal events continue to encompass lives and cultures globally.