Date

6-11-2020

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The situation of conflict in Kashmir has only been intensifying post-1989 and the most recent revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution has had multi-faceted implications on the whole country, changing the very rubric of Kashmir. The nature of the society within and outside the homes means they must reconcile with the demands made by the private-public sphere while altering it in the process. What is noteworthy is that not only have they faced up to the situation bravely, but dealt with the difficulties and personal tragedies with their personal subjectivities and experiences that have actually empowered these women over generations. It becomes imperative to find if the former understanding of leisure, comes in clear paradox when in context to an area of conflict? This research tries to unravel how the types of leisure enjoyed and pursued by a person or people reflect the general character, nature, organization, and structure of that particular society. It also tries to analyze the changing structure of the public domain and women's invisibility from it. In India historically, leisure changed with the changes in its social structure. While gender remains a big answer to the question of who participates in what leisure activities, access to public space can be attributed to the role of class in urban settings and the nature of society in an area of conflict.

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Jun 11th, 12:00 AM

Gendering of Leisure Forms and its Impact on Women in Areas of Conflict: A Case Study of Jammu & Kashmir

The situation of conflict in Kashmir has only been intensifying post-1989 and the most recent revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution has had multi-faceted implications on the whole country, changing the very rubric of Kashmir. The nature of the society within and outside the homes means they must reconcile with the demands made by the private-public sphere while altering it in the process. What is noteworthy is that not only have they faced up to the situation bravely, but dealt with the difficulties and personal tragedies with their personal subjectivities and experiences that have actually empowered these women over generations. It becomes imperative to find if the former understanding of leisure, comes in clear paradox when in context to an area of conflict? This research tries to unravel how the types of leisure enjoyed and pursued by a person or people reflect the general character, nature, organization, and structure of that particular society. It also tries to analyze the changing structure of the public domain and women's invisibility from it. In India historically, leisure changed with the changes in its social structure. While gender remains a big answer to the question of who participates in what leisure activities, access to public space can be attributed to the role of class in urban settings and the nature of society in an area of conflict.