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Women, War, and Peace in South Asia: Beyond Victimhood to Agency

Authored by: Rita Manchanda

Categories: Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Violent Conflict, Violent Extremism
Country: South and Central Asia
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2001
Citation: Manchanda, Rita. Women, War and Peace in South Asia: Beyond Victimhood to Agency. London: SAGE Publications, 2001.

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Executive Summary

Women, War and Peace in South Asia examines the many different experiences women have of conflict in this region. Rita Manchanda shifts the focus away from the victimhood discourse (such as The Grieving Mother) and explores women's agency for both peace and conflict. The book is structured around six narratives of women negotiating violent politics in their everyday lives.