miriam cooke

Blood Into Ink: 20th Century South Asian and Middle Eastern Women Write War (Westview Press, 1994)

co-author: Roshni Rustomji-Kerns

This anthology of 20th-century South Asian and Middle Eastern women’s writings illustrates how they have become active participants in conflicts, speaking about war not only as an extraordinary experience, but also as an ordinary experience of coping with violence on a daily basis. They show that women’s involvements with the rituals of violence do not begin or end with traditional war, but that their daily struggles for survival stretch seamlessly into the more public arena of political war.


Published Reviews:

  • JSTOR May 1997
  • British Journal of Middle East Studies 24/1 1997 (unread)
  • Journal of Women’s History, 8/4 Winter 97
  • The Toronto Review, 14/3, 1996
  • Calyx, Winter 1995 – 1996
  • Parsiana, February – March 1995
  • Journal of Third World Studies, 12/1 Spring 1995
  • Annual of Urdu Stories, (10) 1995
  • Middle East Journal, Autumn 1995
  • Ms. Magazine, August 1994
  • India Post, Nov. 25, 1994