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.
Through a Dark Tunnel: The Face of the Future
It is when we think of the world the aesthetic of indifference might bring into being that we recognize the urgency of remembering the stories we have not written
I will tell you one experience. In Malegaon, there was a mother and son. The son was barely 18 years old. He had just taken his examinations and come home. Some boys came; he was beaten up at home. They took him to hospital. When the boy was eight years old, his father had died. His mother had washed dishes for other people and tried to bring him up. She just sat by his bed, with folded ...