Azaadi, Freedom and Change in Kashmir

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Analysis about the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir that has been unresolved for the past seventy years.

• Publisher ‏ : ‎ Arena Books (April 22, 2023)
• Language ‏ : ‎ English
• Paperback ‏ : ‎ 230 pages
• ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1914390105
• ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1914390104
• Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 315 gram
• Dimensions : 15.24 x 1.32 x 22.86 cm

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Kashmir has been in geopolitical limbo since the partition of the British Raj in 1947. A region of stunning natural beauty and diverse ethnicities and cultures, its people continue to experience violence, state oppression, and terrorism. This book provides an introduction to Kashmir and its people and showcases the realities of everyday lives from personal accounts. It explores the reasons for the tensions with Kashmir itself, as well as the wider implications of those tensions. The international relations between India, Pakistan, and China, are crucial to understanding the conflict in Kashmir, as are the relationships between those nations and the wider world. The changing nature of global politics continues to affect Kashmir, while its people suffer. This book highlights the many reasons why peace in the region needs to be a priority for global leaders, and the serious implications for world peace if that does not happen. In taking inspiration from the practice of transitional justice in Timor-Leste (formerly known as East Timor) and South Africa, this book presents ways in which this culturally rich and ethnically diverse region might again find a way to peace and azaadi.

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2 reviews for Azaadi, Freedom and Change in Kashmir

  1. 5 out of 5

    Edwin Jones

    A very interesting book to get to know more about Kashmir and the daily suffering of the people in the region. The conflict has been neglected internationally and I hope more people will read the book and start showing interest in Kashmir.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Merry Smith

    I have read many books about Kashmir but most are one sided either supporting India or Pakistan. This book is neutral and also takes into consideration the people of Kashmir. I lived in South Asia for five years and I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the region.

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"In this book, the author has been simultaneously critical and compassionate in her analysis; Schuurmans has written the book independently, with impartiality and integrity, taking into account the grievances of all the different parties."

Try Sutrisno, former Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia

"I highly recommend this book which provides a fresh look at this decades-long conflict that has been too-long neglected, and in which innocent civilians are still paying the price."

Dr José Ramos-Horta, President of Timor-Leste and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate