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The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict

Dr. Akhter Habib Shah.

Abstract
This paper aims to study in specific the role of women characters in four such historical novels on
Kashmir conflict. Mirza Waheed’sThe Collaborator, Siddhartha Gigoo’s The Garden of Solitude, Vikram
Chandra’s Srinagar Conspiracy and Salman Rushdie’s Shalimar The Clown are the novels taken for analysis of
the same. It is relevant to study whether these novels, which have claimed to document the reality of Kashmir
conflict, have done justice in depicting women’s role in the uprising. The four novelists’ treatment of the past of
Kashmiri insurgency varies according to their respective standpoints, perspectives and political inclinations. So
their respective depiction of the role of the women in the Kashmiri struggle also varies. It has been much observed
and analyzed that authors who write historical fictions about conflict-zones like Kashmir usually give passive
representation to women and delineate them as inert victims of violence. Sacrifices of men and selective
commemoration of militants have to the greater extent delegitimized and depoliticized the role of women and
have reduced them mere victims of conflict. However, it cannot be ruled out that Kashmiri women have played
significant roles to help their families cope up disruptions in the family life caused by insurgency, and have equally
contributed to the cause of self-determination and to promoting peace.

Key words: Silenced Voice, marginalized Role, Women, Characters, Novels, Kashmir Conflict


 
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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah. The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114


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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah. The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict. JCR. 2020; 7(17): 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114



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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah. The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(17): 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114



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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah (2020) The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict. JCR, 7 (17), 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114



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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah. 2020. The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114



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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah. "The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114



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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah. "The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 903-912. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114



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Dr. Akhter Habib Shah (2020) The Silenced Voice: The marginalized Role of Women Characters in the Novels on Kashmir Conflict. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 903-912. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.114