Dr. Farooq Sulehria

Dr. Farooq Sulehria, Assistant Professor at the Department of Liberal Arts (DLA), has recently achieved a significant milestone in academia. His scholarly article titled "Between Fundamentalist Anvil and Red Hammer: How the 1980s Sculpted Afghan Women Movement" has been published in Studies in Indian Politics (Sage), a prestigious journal recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) with an impact factor. The article delves into the pivotal role of the 1980s in shaping both Afghan history and the women's movement within the region. Dr. Sulehria's work offers a profound analysis of how the experiences of Afghan women during this decade influenced feminist discourse and activism in Afghanistan. The article highlights the complex interplay between foreign occupation, religious narratives, and the struggle for women's rights, emphasizing that true liberation for women transcends external interventions. This insightful contribution by Dr. Sulehria was featured in Studies in Indian Politics' special issue focusing on the 1980s as a defining period in South Asian contemporary history. The abstract of the article sheds light on Afghan women's resilience and their realization that genuine progress requires indigenous efforts rather than external impositions.

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