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Living with Loss and Hope: Reflections from a Research with Widows in Kashmir

Indian Journal of Sustainable Development

Volume 4 Issue 1

Published: 2018
Author(s) Name: Shweta Verma | Author(s) Affiliation: Ph.d, Social Work Professional, Whose work is informed by the Intersectionality and Social Justice.
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Abstract

In the context of intractable conflicts, women face the consequences of deaths and disappearances of their husbands at various levels. However, this may not be known or understood by each of those who share opinions about national safety and security. In the process of forming and propagating our judgments about political conflicts, it is important to reflect upon the extent of one’s knowledge about lives of people from conflict zones. This paper, through some of the narratives of women from Kashmir, urges readers to know more about the context of conflict instead of believing in assumptions that may have been promoted through popular media. This paper is based on my research that focused on resilience among women widowed due to conflict in Kashmir.

Keywords: Kashmir Conflilct, Widows, National Security, Human Security, Intractable Conflict

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