[Marxism] KASHMIR - ARUNDHATI ROY, PANKAJ MISHRA, ANGANA P. CHATTERJI, HILAL BHAT, TARIQ ALI

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NEW TITLE:

KASHMIR: THE CASE FOR FREEDOM

by ARUNDHATI ROY, PANKAJ MISHRA, HILAL BHAT, ANGANA P. CHATTERJI, and TARIQ ALI

OUT NOW


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“This collection speaks urgent truths.” – THE INDEPENDENT

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Our lungs are gradually being depleted of oxygen. Perhaps it's time use whatever breath remains in our bodies to say: “Open the bloody gates.” – ARUNDHATI ROY


http://www.versobooks.com/blogs/720-open-the-bloody-gates-arundhati-roy-on-kashmir



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Leading international voices condemn the brutalities of the Kashmir occupation.


Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world—and one of the most ignored. Under an Indian military rule that, at half a million strong, exceeds the total number of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human- rights abuses and atrocities are routinely visited on its Muslim-majority population. In the last two decades alone, over seventy thousand people have died. Ignored by its own corrupt politicians, abandoned by Pakistan and the West, which refuses to bring pressure to bear on its regional ally, India, the Kashmiri people’s ongoing quest for justice and self- determination continues to be brutally suppressed. Exploring the causes and consequences of the occupation, KASHMIR: THE CASE FOR FREEDOM is a passionate call for the end of occupation, and for the right of self- determination for the Kashmiri people.



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“This book represents a clarion call for peace, freedom and stability in a region brutalised by mindless violence and killing; highly recommended reading for politicians,

policy-makers, academics, journalists and lay people alike.” – MUSLIM NEWS



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TARIQ ALI is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics including, most recently,THE OBAMA SYNDROME, as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen.



HILAL BHAT is a freelance Kashmiri journalist.



ANGANA P. CHATTERJI is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies and Co-convener of the International People’s Tribunal in Indian-administered Kashmir.



PANKAJ MISHRA is an essayist and novelist. His new book, THE REVOLT AGAINST THE WEST, will be published in 2012.



ARUNDHATI ROY is a novelist, writer and political activist. Her novel, THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, won the Booker Prize in 1997



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ISBN: 9781844677351/ $14.95 / £9.99 / $18.50CAN/ Paperback / 160 pages

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