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Body of Victim, Body of Warrior: Refugee Families and the Making of Kashmiri Jihadists

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson


This book provides a fascinating look at the creation of contemporary Muslim jihādists. Drawing on a long-term fieldwork in the disputed borderlands between Pakistan and India, the book explains how refuge-seeking has become a socially and politically debased practice in the Kashmir region and why this devaluation has turned refugee men into potential militants. It reveals the fraught social processes by which individuals and families produce and maintain a modern jihād, and how Muslim refugees have forged an Islamic notion of rights—a hybrid of global political ideals that adopts the language ... More

Keywords: jihād, Pakistan, India, Muslim refugee, militants, human rights, humanitarianism, Kashmir, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274204
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cabeiri deBergh Robinson, author
University of Washington