Added: June 4, 2016 – Last updated: June 4, 2016

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Author: Farah Ishtiyaque

Title: Silencing the Women

Subtitle: Violence through Rape in the 1971 War of Liberation

In: Women and Genocide: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance

Edited by: JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee

Place: Toronto

Publisher: Women's Press

Year: 2016

Pages: 103-134

ISBN-13: 9780889615823 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615847 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615830 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Bangladeshi History, Pakistani History | Types: Wartime Rape / Bangladesh Liberation War; Victims: Silence



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Abstract: »Fara Ishtiyaque's chapter on Bangladesh, "Silencing the Women: Violence through Rape in the 1971 War of Liberation," discusses the female gendercide and how the national history of Bangladesh obliterated women's experiences of partition. Ishtiyaque's essay explores literary texts and testimonials to understand how women understood the genodice of 1971 relative to their roles as wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, among others. She is interested in relocating the lost voices of Urdu-speaking Bihari Muslim women, uncovering their experiences of wartime crimes and violence and the loss of humanity. Ishtiyaque also defines what it means to be raped and how women understand rape; and in particular, how Bihari Muslim women negotiated gendered violence in relation to the struggle for the birth of the new nation of Bangladesh.« (JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee. »Introduction.« Women and Genocide: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance. Edited by JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz et al. Toronto 2016: 8)

Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Bangladesh, History of Pakistan | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Bangladesh Liberation War / Rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War