Title LANGUAGES OF BELONGING. Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir.
Book Number 66625
(New York), Oxford Univ. Press, (2004). Cloth, fine in d/w, maps, illust., pp. xvi, 359. ISBN 0-19-521939-2. "Despite its centrality to the political life of India and Pakistan, Kashmir has met with rather perfunctory treatment from historians of South Asia. The few works of history and politics that have appeared on this region, moreover, insist on defining Kashmiri culture, history, and identity in terms of the ahistorical concept of Kashmiriyat, or a uniquely Kashmiri cultural identity. This book, in contrast, questions the notion of any transcendent cultural uniqueness and Kashmiriyat by returning Kashmir to the mainstream of South Asian historiography" (d/w blurb).
Asia India Kashmir religion history historiography Pakistan Islam Muslims