Veiled and Unveiled in Chechnya and Daghestan

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Offering the reader an unflinching portrait of Daghestan and Chechnya-primarily its girls and women-this book presents the Caucasus through the eyes of a Polish woman who travelled there with her small child in the midst of a locally rooted but newly assertive Islamic revivalism. Shadowed by Russian secret police they, and later her husband, participate in Muslim rites in villages which penalise those caught smoking or drinking, even in their own homes; hang out with polygamous families; talk to activists whose stance on ...

Veiled and Unveiled in Chechnya and Daghestan 2016, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849045575