Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Revisiting and Challenging Historical and Political Narratives
Nyla Ali Khan is the granddaughter of Sheikh Abdullah of Jammu and Kashmir. She is author of Fiction of Nationality in an Era of Transnationalism, Islam, Women, and Violence in Kashmir, The Life of a Kashmiri Woman, and the editor of The Parchment of Kashmir. Abdullah has been a very controversial political figure who is blamed, rightly or wrongly, for selling Kashmir to India. He trusted India but was rudely awakened by its monumental betrayal to conduct a promised plebiscite, which never was conducted in the last 70 years.
Nyla has been trying to resurrect his image in a positive way. Here is her recently posted article on the subject.