Paradise on Fire :
Syed Ali Geelani & the Struggle for Freedon in Kashmir,
[A5] Paperback - 279 pages
by Abdul Hakeem,
Published by Revival.
Back in Stock August 2019
A passionate and committed account of Kashmir’s struggle for freedom over the last 65 years, and a close-up and personal study of its leading figure, Syed Ali Geelani, which gets behind the stereotype of Indian Muslims as terrorists.
With a foreword by the human rights activist, Lauren Booth.
An ignored but serious global flashpoint, Kashmir is at the root of tensions between India and Pakistan, the two nuclear states of South Asia, who have fought three wars over it. The heart of the problem is the right of self-determination of Kashmir’s fifteen million people, a right denied to them since 1947. Since 1989, 90,000 people have been killed, over 100,000 have been injured, and over 10,000 are missing, and mass graves continue to be unearthed.
Paradise on Fire is the story of the struggle for national liberation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, spearheaded by Syed Ali Shah Geelani. This political biography of Kashmir’s leading freedom fighter reveals the true horror of the Kashmir dispute, the dynamics of this historical struggle for self-determination, and Geelani’s huge contribution in leading this search for liberation.
About the Author
: Abdul Hakeem writes under a pseudonym and is a research scholar with special interest In international politics. He has known Syed Ali Geelani for more than 20 years. He studied in various institutions in North America, Europe and South East Asia.
Table of Contents
---List of Images,
---Foreword by Lauren Booth,
]. The Dispute,
]. A Lifeline of Resistance,
]. Neighbouring Lands and Peoples,
]. Imprisonment and Writings,
]. Kashmirs Pandits and Its Integrity,
]. Human Wrongs,
]. Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?
]. Insurgency and Counter-insurgency,
]. Elections and the Peace Process,
]. The Hurriyat Split and Efforts towards Unity,
]. Ailing but not Caving,
]. A Bilateral or International Issue?
]. The Bottom Line,
]. Not the End.