Dr. Nyla Ali Khan is an Oklahoma-based scholar who has written extensively about the politics and culture of Jammu and Kashmir, India. In 2018, she visited Full Circle for an illuminating discussion of her book about Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. Educational Strategies for Youth Empowerment in Conflict Zones is her latest work. This academic work offers fresh directions of inquiry for the contentious issue of conflict resolution in South Asia and its impact on young people. By shifting from a politics of division mired in ethnonationalism to a restorative focus, the author moves the dialogue into the realm of community, healing, and shared governance. The book analyzes the major constitutional and political missteps that have led to the current situation of violence and distrust in countries such as India and Pakistan, keeping the focus on Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr. Khan will deliver a lecture about her book and take questions in the cafe. Any customers who wish to order the book may ask a bookseller for assistance.