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06 December 2010

Journal of South Asia Women Studies (JSAWS)

06 Dec 2010

Asiatica Association www.asiatica.org, Milano, Italy

Supplied note: "Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am very happy to celebrate the 15th year of IJTS [International Journal of Tantric Studies - ed.] and JSAWS publications with the new issue of the Journal of South Asia Women Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, focusing on Human Rights. [...]
In this [Dec 2010] issue you can read the paper "Victims or Agents? An Issue of Identity Amongst Indian Migrant Women in Australia," by Loshini Naidoo (University of Western Sydney, Australia), and two paper interviews. The paper by Prof. Naidoo attempts to provide an understanding of the challenges that migrant woman, particularly women from the Indian sub-continent, face in cultural identity construction.

The interview paper is titled "An Islamic Feminist: Asya Andrabi and the Dukhtaraan-e-Millat in Kashmir by Francesca Marino (journalist, Director of Stringer Asia). It is based on an interview with Asya Andrabi, the founder and elusive leader of the militant female Islam group Dukhtaraan-e-Millat in Indian Kashmir.
The paper "Afghanistan, Issues at stake and Viable Solutions: An Interview with H.R.H. Princess India of Afghanistan" was written by myself. It is based on an interview with H.R.H. Princess India of Afghanistan, the honorary Cultural Ambassador of Afghanistan to Europe, approved in 2006 by President Hamid Karzai, and one of the founder members of Mahmud Tarzi Cultural Foundation (MTCF). It was made in January 2010.

The paper mostly deals with human rights issues and viable solutions for Afghanistan. It anticipates some of the alleged misconduct of US soldiers revealed over seven months later by Wikileaks.

Please note that the Note from the Editor and the interview with H.R.H. Princess India of Afghanistan are freely available. Enjoy! - Enrica Garzilli."

Self-description: "The purpose of the [electronic - ed.] journal is manyfold. This journal [ISSN 1084-7478] is open to all bona fide scholars in South Asia women studies. We aim to publish our work quickly and democratically. Subjects: law, civil rights, gender issues, religion, philosophy, politics, feminism and ecofeminism, classical and modern literature, poetry, dance, music, drama, language, translations, history, folklore, customs, medicine, architecture, discoveries and cultural or social products by women, etc. The journal is also a platform for dialog on interfaith issues, and for dialog on issues of importance to Asian women. We want to promote an international debate on the subject, and create a channel of communication between science and media, between scholarly production and NGOs activities, and between positive and religious thought and/or ethical thought. We want to publicize the scholarly study of women in terms of human rights. Women Studies, and particularly "Third World" Women Studies, means to be involved in ethical and social issues. Areas of study: India, Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, Maldives, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines. The journal includes unpublished articles, abstracts, reviews, and news (such as on published books, on papers, conferences, meetings, events, Ph.D. projects, etc.)."

Site contents
# VOL. 12 NO. 1 DECEMBER 3, 2010
* Pakistan, Burma, India and Human Rights - Editorial Note
* Afghanistan, Issues at stake and Viable Solutions: An Interview with H.R.H. Princess India of Afghanistan - by Enrica Garzilli
* An Islamic Feminist: Asiya Andrabi and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat of Kashmir - by Francesca Marino
* Victims or Agents? An Issue of Identity Amongst Indian Migrant Women in Australia - by Loshini Naidoo

# VOL. 11 NO. 2 JULY 22, 2009
* India General Elections 2009 - Editorial Note
* The Un-slammed Door: The Evolution of Compromise in Sangita Rayamajhi' s All Mothers Are Working Mothers - by Carol C. Davis
* Women Empowerment and Activism in the Indian state of Uttarakhand - by Annpurna Nautiyal

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