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Breaking the Shackled Silence: Unheard Voices of Women from Kandhamal
(2014)
  • Saumya Uma
Abstract

Six years after the anti-Christian communal violence of 2008 in Kandamal district of Odisha state in India, justice and peace remain illusive to survivors of the violence. The book ‘Breaking the Shackled Silence’ documents and analyses the violence and its aftermath as seen and experienced by women. It examines the present status of women and girls affected by the violence, vis-à-vis their enjoyment of Constitutionally-guaranteed civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights. Drawn from conversations held with over 300 women and girls from Kandhamal and beyond, this report accentuates the hitherto unheard voices of women from Kandhamal.

Keywords
  • Kandhamal,
  • communal violence,
  • status of women,
  • victim-survivors,
  • justice,
  • accountability
Publication Date
August, 2014
Publisher
National Alliance of Women - Odisha Chapter
Citation Information
Saumya Uma. Breaking the Shackled Silence: Unheard Voices of Women from Kandhamal. 1stBhubaneswar(2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/saumyauma/40/