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During the 1947 partition of the Indian subcontinent, Kashmir—a Muslim-majority area ruled by a Hindu maharaja—became a hotly disputed territory. Divided between India and Pakistan, the region has been the focus of international wars and the theater of political and military struggles for self-determination. The result has been great human suffering within the state, with political implications extending globally.

Imagining Kashmir examines cinematic and literary imaginings of the Kashmir region’s conflicts and diverse citizenship, analyzing a wide range of narratives from writers and directors such as Salman Rushdie, Bharat Wakhlu, Mani Ratnam, and Mirza Waheed in conjunction with research in psychology, cognitive science, and social neuroscience. In this innovative study, Patrick Colm Hogan’s historical and cultural analysis of Kashmir advances theories of narrative, colonialism, and their corresponding ideologies in relation to the cognitive and affective operations of identity.

Hogan considers how narrative organizes people’s understanding of, and emotions about, real political situations and the ways in which such situations in turn influence cultural narratives, not only in Kashmir but around the world.

 
 


 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Kashmir, Narrative, and the Complexity of Colonialism
  2. pp. 1-48
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  1. 1 Understanding Kashmir: Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar the Clown
  2. pp. 49-70
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  1. 2 Dominant Ideologies and Their Limits: Four Movies about Kashmir
  2. pp. 71-109
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  1. Breaching the Ideological Bound aries: Three Films Not (Apparently) about Kashmir
  2. pp. 110-131
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  1. 4 Kashmiri Alternatives: Rival Ideologies in Three Anglophone Novels
  2. pp. 132-175
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  1. 5 Colonial Violence and Scapegoating: A Poem about Majorities and Minorities
  2. pp. 176-199
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  1. 6 Fractured Tales and Colonial Traumas: Disfigured Stories in Kashmiri Short Fiction
  2. pp. 200-215
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  1. Afterword: Ending the Trauma: What Can Be Done?
  2. pp. 216-226
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 227-248
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 249-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-280
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780803294899
Print ISBN
9780803288591
MARC Record
OCLC
957312591
Pages
312
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-27
Language
English
Open Access
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