Based on narratives of, and interviews with, Muslim men and women, this book furthers an understanding of the world and worldviews of those who have seen and lived through one or more violent confrontations and episodes in their lives. Through engagements with these survivors, it weaves many stories of devastating loss, the painful and never absolute process of recovery and the unrelenting battles for survival and for redress from the state.
It explores troubling issues like what it means to be a Muslim today; how people who have experienced such violence perceive their neighbours, their land, their own selves, and their practices, which have been violated during times of violence; and the ways in which the memories of violence bring about shifts in everyday life, in ideas of space and time.
Tremors of Violence seeks to demystify the stereotyping experienced by entering into the lives of everyday muslims.
- Chapter 1: Inaugurating Responsibility
- Chapter 2: Space, Time and the Stigma of Identity
- Chapter 3: Muslim Marginality and the Experience of Violence
- Chapter 4: ‘I can Harden my Heart to Bear this’: Women's Words and Women's Worlds
- Chapter 5: Fissures in a Time of Crisis
- Chapter 6: Breaching Boundaries: Experiments in Remaking the World
- Chapter 7: Through a Dark Tunnel: The Face of the Future