Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics

The Case of Kashmir

  • Inshah Malik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Inshah Malik
    Pages 115-130

About this book


This book investigates agency in the historical resistance movement in Kashmir by initiating a fresh conversation about Muslim Kashmiri women. It exhibits Muslim women not merely as accidental victims but conscientious agents who choose to operate within the struggles of self-determination. The experience of victimization stimulates women to take control of their lives and press for change. Despite experiencing isolating political conditions, Kashmiri women do not internalize their supposed inferiority. The author shows that women’s struggles against patriarchy are at the heart of a very complex historical resistance to the Indian rule.


Inshah Malik is a Political Theorist and Gender Studies scholar. She is a former Fox International Fellow at Yale University, USA.


Kashmir conflict women's studies feminist theory gender studies Muslim women agency resistance postcolonialism Islam women's rights victimhood

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  • Inshah Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.SrinagarIndia

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