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Secrets of the Kashmir Valley, new book on Pakistan

Dr. Farhana Qazi (an AIPS Individual member) published a new book on Pakistan, "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley".

“Qazi skillfully connects us to the intense, complex and remarkably strong women of Kashmir…Rich with detail, this powerful book provides emotional insight into this divided region.”-ROSS KAUFFMAN, DIRECTOR OF THE ACADEMY AWARD WINNNING DOCUMENTARY BORN INTO BROTHELS AND PROJECT KASHMIR

An American-Pakistani woman travels to an unknown and unforgettable place to learn about the secrets of war, militant Islam, and a hyperactive Indian Army. Set in the Kashmir valley, an award-winning speaker and instructor Farhana Qazi takes a transformational journey through one of the world’s oldest conflicts. This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir finds compassion, courage and connection among the women of Kashmir. Qazi takes us deeply into the lives of women and gives us the most compelling and disturbing vision of what happens in a place caught between its own tenacious past and two South Asian rivals.

Born in Pakistan and raised in Texas, Qazi weaves her signature storytelling, and her honest and heartfelt observations, by taking readers through an ancient place, where world religions and traditions co-exist peacefully. With intimate detail, the book reveals the power of love, faith, and community.

 For her service to the U.S. Government, Qazi has won numerous awards, including the 21st Century Leader Award, presented by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in New York, the VIP Woman of the Year Circle by the National Association of Professional Women, and multiple certificates for her training on Pakistan to the U.S. military.

Qazi holds a MA from The George Washington University in Security Policy Studies, and she received her BA from Southwestern University in Political Science, where she was chosen for the prestigious Humanitarian Award.

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