New book about British Kashmiri migrants appears
London: September 05, 2011:
A new book on Kashmir penned by a British Researcher has been published by a leading German publisher.
‘Azad Kashmir and British Kashmir Diaspora’ written by Shamas Rehman, a Kashmiri origin British author and media practitioner, is published by a German publisher VDM Publishing which is acknowledged globally for publishing highly acclaimed publications.
The book is compilation of articles and papers which previously appeared in national and international research journals, magazines and newspapers.
The author Shams Rehman who has earned Master degree in Economics and Sociological Research is originally from Pakistan administrated Kashmir and is settled in the UK since 1980s.
Mr. Rehman’s has worked with various research and media organizations and specializes in contemporary Kashmiri Diaspora issues.
The book shades light primary on the question whether there could be a consensus amongst Kashmiris, Indians and Pakistanis to resolve Kashmir acceptable to different groups and viewpoints of State Subjects across the state?
This collection focuses on Pakistan Part of Kashmir especially on the rebirth of independence politics and how it has grown into a transnational phenomenon through Kashmiri Diaspora in Britain where the movement for independence has contributed significantly in shaping the Kashmiri identity distinct from the Indian and Pakistani identities imposed by the Indian and Pakistani governments and subsequently by the British academia and the state.
The collection is aimed to contribute in the general awareness of interested social science students and political activists about the nature of independent Kashmir perspective that has so far been subdued by the Indian and Pakistani nationalist discourses.
It is also expected to generate some serious debate on the challenges of multiplicity and pluralism that independence politics and Kashmiri identity is currently facing across the division line in Kashmir and Diaspora.
Tags: Kashmir , India , Pakistan , Identity , Migration , Colonialism
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