Garrisoned Minds: Women and Armed Conflict in South Asia by Laxmi Murthy,Mitu Varma

By Laxmi Murthy,Mitu Varma

‘Women are frequently the worst stricken by 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 worthwhile corrective, one that has to be learn by way of either policy-makers and the public.’

— Siddharth Varadarajan, Founding Editor of

Militarisation and violence as a reaction to clash at the moment are a part of the worldwide social order. during this booklet, twelve newshounds discover the effect of such militarisation at the lives of girls in 4 conflict-affected zones of South Asia: Pakistan’s frontier provinces which percentage a border with Afghanistan; Nepal in the course of and after its decade-long civil battle; Northeast India lower than 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 wrestle in Nepal and whereas vacationing during the altering political panorama of Manipur, to specific explorations of the violent regulations imposed on particular groups, corresponding to the Hazaras of Pakistan, the dancing ladies 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 awful conditions, and decided to salary peace. 

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