ISBN 9781846041518,In The Valley Of Mist

In The Valley Of Mist


Justine Hardy


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9781846041518

ISBN-10 1846041511


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

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Mohammed Dar and his three brothers were born in a boat on a lake in Kashmir, a place of exquisite beauty that was to become a war zone and nuclear flashpoint. This Himalayan valley of water, mist and mountains was once one of India?s greatest tourist draws. In 1989 it exploded into insurgency. Kashmir became a rallying cry for jihadi movements all over the region and Pakistan?s backing of the conflict triggered, in part, its own Islamist crisis. Mohammed Dar and his family found themselves living inside a new and foreign world of violence.n nJustine Hardy has stayed with the Dar family for many years, reporting on the conflict. She tells their story of living through the destruction of their adored homeland. Through their eyes we see the rise of religious fundamentalism and intolerance, the ethnic cleansing of the Hindu population of the valley, and the recruitment of a generation to jihad. And, amid the fighting, families continue to try and educate their children, find work, and protect their physical and mental well-being, while attempting to build some kind of future beyond the annihilation of their old way of life. In The Valley of Mist is an extraordinary story of family survival, at the heart of a conflict within and beyond the Muslim world. About the Author Justine Hardy is a journalist and documentary maker with an international reputation. She lives in Kashmir, Delhi and London, and is the author of five books, of which Scoop-Wallah and Goat: a story of Kashmir and Notting Hill were serialised on BBC Radio 4. Table of Contents Beautifully a writer who knows [Kashmir] better than any other,Fascinating and of the best ever books to profile the complex, violent Kashmir crisis.