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Imagining Kashmir : emplotment and colonialism / Patrick Colm Hogan.

Hogan, Patrick Colm [Browse]
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2016.
1 online resource (pages cm.)
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"During the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, Kashmir Valley--an intricate mix of regional, ethnic, linguistic, religious, and caste communities--became a hotly disputed territory. With portions of the region divided among India, Pakistan, and the People's Republic of China, major territorial disputes, particularly between India and Pakistan, have persisted over historical and cultural claims to the land. 'Imagining Kashmir' negotiates the cinematic and literary imaginations 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 Rutman, and Mirza Waheed in conjunction with research in psychology, cognitive science, and social neuroscience. Hogan provides a historical and cultural analysis of Kashmir that advances the existing theoretical knowledge of narrative, colonialism, and their corresponding ideologies in relation to the 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, re-forming and potentially deforming them"--Provided by publisher.
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  • 9780803294899 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0803294891 ((electronic bk.))
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