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Women and the Heat of the Barbed Wire

Anjuman Ara Begum


The article deals with physical borders, which go on to create mental borders between people living in the area of the West Garo Hills. The border is between the tribal Garos and the non-tribal Muslims. Each community looks upon the other with extreme suspicion, thereby always making violence a possibility. This article discusses women's lives in the borderlines of the West Garo Hills and reflects on their sheer resilience, silent tears and a burning desire to put a step outside the line called border. It also reflects their sheer energy and will to overcome all inequity and injustice.

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Print ISSN: 0886-5655
Online ISSN: 2159-1229