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The Human Toll of the Kashmir Conflict

Grief and Courage in a South Asian Borderland

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 1-19
  3. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 21-38
  4. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 39-51
  5. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 53-68
  6. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 69-85
  7. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 87-101
  8. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 103-117
  9. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 119-130
  10. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 131-143
  11. Shubh Mathur
    Pages 145-156
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 157-183

About this book


Since 1989, when the movement for Kashmiri independence took the form of an armed insurgency, it has been one of the most highly militarized regions in the world. This book is based on the idea that preserving memory is central to the struggle for justice and to someday rebuild a society shattered by two decades of armed conflict.


Kashmir South Asia human rights disappearances torture extrajudicial killings memory justice international justice borders borderlands Armed conflict conflict Nation society

About the authors

Shubh Mathur is an anthropologist whose interests include South Asia, human rights, memory and justice, minorities and environmental ethics. She works closely with the victims and survivors of human rights abuses in Kashmir and is deeply committed to their quest for justice. She is the author of The Everyday Life of Hindu Nationalism.

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“Mathur accomplished her research working in a conflict zone, earning the trust of the people who are constantly surveilled and often punished for speaking out, no ordinary feat. Given the paucity of research available on the human impact of the conflict, her research is an invaluable resource for future researchers interested in pursuing other aspect of this very important work.” (Idrisa Pandit, Greater Kashmir,, July, 2016)