Languages of Belonging

Islam and Political Culture in Kashmir

Chitralekha Zutshi



Languages of Belonging is a quantum leap forward in Kashmir studies and will make one of the best histories of “regional” identities and economies in India yet produced.’ — Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, Cambridge University

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Languages of Belonging Hardback
April 2004£45.00
9781850656944312pp
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Despite its centrality to the political life of India and Pakistan, the few reliable works of history that have appeared on Kashmir insist ahistorically on the existence of a unique Kashmir cultural identity. This text questions the notion of any transcendent cultural uniqueness and ‘Kashmiriyat’.

Languages of Belonging is a quantum leap forward in Kashmir studies and will make one of the best histories of “regional” identities and economies in India yet produced.’ — Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, Cambridge University

Author

Chitralekha Zutsi is Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary.

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