Wasia Hamid's research while affiliated with University of Kashmir and other places

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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health has been one of five areas of focus of the World Bank's reproductive health action plan in 2010-2015, which recognized the importance of addressing it as a development issue with important implications for poverty reduction. It is, however, determined significantly by the socioeconomic background of an adol...
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This article seeks to introspect the place and significance of Kashmiri women within traditional occupations-professions wherein women have a substantial presence. These occupations have previously acted as the nerve of the economy in Kashmir. It is also the only sector that employs people across age and genders. However, women who are currently as...
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In terms of marriage, an individual becomes excluded or attains a disadvantaged position when she/he deviates from the existing norms of society. In this sense, generally, three types of marriages become contentious: (a) widow remarriage, (b) inter-caste marriages and (c) runaway marriages. These types of marriages are treated as deviance from soci...
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We conducted this study to examine the nature of treatment-seeking behavior among carpet weavers in Kashmir. We used a grounded theory approach to gain an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews with 35 research participants recruited through purposive and theoretical sampling techniques. Based...
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One of the major global health crises in the contemporary scenario is the rapid increase in the incidence of the disease of cancer in general with breast cancer in particular affecting millions of women worldwide. The diagnosis of breast cancer provokes a series of changes in patient’s lives with social support seen as critical in facilitating wome...
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The long-standing conflict in Jammu and Kashmir has resulted in the enforced disappearance of thousands of married men, which has left their wives with a new fractured identity as a ‘half-widow’. Uncertain whether their husbands are dead or alive; their status is in limbo, leading to pervasive economic, social, legal and psychological problems. Thi...
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The present study investigates the level of empowerment among tribal women in terms of their participation in the decision-making process and to identify the factors that affect their level of participation. Fifty women from the Gujjar community of Kashmir Valley were selected through a purposive sampling technique. The interview and case study met...
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Using a phenomenological approach, the present study aimed to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of divorced women in Kashmir. 20 divorced women were recruited through a purposive sampling technique. Data were collected through a semi-structured interview schedule. Using Colaizzi’s techniques of data analysis, two themes emerged from th...
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Using a phenomenological approach, this study aimed to gain an in-depth understanding of the lived experiences of Kashmiri women suffering from breast cancer within the context of their day-to-day lives. Snowball sampling and theoretical sampling techniques were employed for recruiting participants. Data collection was primarily based on the princi...
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Using a qualitative approach, this study aimed to examine the changing nature of death, dying and mourning among Muslims of Kashmir due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Telephonic Interviews were conducted with 17 participants, whose loved ones died after the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Kashmir. The findings of the study revealed that the deceased mostly...
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The present study aimed to understand the experiences of disabled students while gaining higher education in Kashmir. According to the conference on the ‘Rights of Persons with Disability’, Article 24, 2(a), disabled persons should not be barred from broader education organizations due to their disability. Besides, the ‘Millennium Development Goals...
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From the instance a person passes away, the funeral, mourning, and memorial ceremonies follow sets of religious principles and procedures in every society. However, at the same time, these ceremonies and practices are influenced by the cultural patterns that people endorse. Mourning practices among Muslims of Kashmir also derive from such a religio...
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Using a grounded theory approach, this qualitative study aimed to highlight the evolving technological dimensions of death and mourning practices and its transfer from a set physical setting to virtual and open space. The study was carried on 30 participants from Kashmir. Data was collected using in-depth face-to-face interviews and field notes wer...
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Using a grounded theory approach, this qualitative study aimed to highlight the evolving technological dimensions of death and mourning practices and its transfer from a set physical setting to virtual and open space. The study was carried on 30 participants from Kashmir. Data was collected using in-depth face-to-face interviews and field notes wer...
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Should we wait until their extinction is the research article about the socio-economic conditions of weavers of Kashmir particularly of district Ganderbal whose profile is on the verge of extinction? They are facing deprivation and extortions of all forms under the hands of Master supported by the disruption in market forces through the neo-liberal...
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... They collect, separate and transport the solid waste, clean roads, open areas, public restrooms and unblock sewers (Hossain, 2017;Manorama, 2010;Pandey, 2004;Shahid, 2015;Walters, 2019). This work made them face humiliation, worthlessness, resentment, fear, servitude, forbidden, oppression and social exclusion (Khan et al., 2021;Mallick & Malik, 2016) as this work is recognized as a polluted occupation (Adagale, 2020;Chowdhury, 2011;Singh, 2014;Thekaekara, 2003). This practice in India is found from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and leads them towards untouchability in society (Chowdhury, 2011;Kumar & Deepalatha, 2021;Saravanakumar, 2019). ...
... Most of the current relevant research focuses on the relationship between women diagnosed with breast cancer and their daughters. [11,15] There is a clear research gap in understanding the relationship among women diagnosed with cervical cancer and their daughters, particularly in LMICs. It is important to understand the daughter-caregiver relationship, not only to allow for the provision of additional support for women diagnosed with cervical cancer, but also for their caregiving daughters. ...
... Unfortunately, the impact of conflict or war on children belongs to the latter category. A considerable amount of literature, and rightly so, has been devoted to the apathy and suffering of women in the Kashmir conflict Hamid et al., 2021). However, there is a dearth of literature regarding the impact of the Kashmir conflict on the children of the state. ...
... 2/16 study was conducted among an ex-criminal tribe (viz., the Lodha), who are now categorized as a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) in West Bengal. Study on the ex-criminal tribe in this domain is very rare, except only a few studies (on the Irula, Gujjar and Shariya) demonstrating that women among such communities are less powerful in decisionmaking process and are discriminated and subjugated in every sphere of life (Dwarakanath, 2002;Awias et al., 2009;Chitagubb et al., 2011;Menon, 2019;Hamid et al., 2021;Rajpoot, 2021). However, the women among the Garo and ...
... In the context of Kashmir, which is known worldwide as paradise on earth (Mir, 2014;Sharma, 2008), has seen unrest and turmoil for decades (Bhat, 2019;Bose, 2003). This turmoil affected all dimensions of life in Kashmir, but education was mostly affected (Amin, 2020; Khan & Hamid, 2021;Khan et al., 2022;Shah, 2016;Shah & Mishra, 2020). Moreover, the Covid-19 pandemic further worsened the education scenario in Kashmir (Shoib & Arafat, 2020) by closing all formal spaces of learning (Wani et al., 2022). ...
... Patients with breast cancer who had stable employment were proven to be more likely to develop stigma than those who were not employed. This finding was consistent with a previous study [50], where breast cancer patients with full-employment were associated with a higher desire to return to society and greater sensitivity to external reactions [51]. ...
... Whereas rites are considered a broader category, such as rites of healing or passage, rituals are the actions that make up the rites (Cardoso et al., 2020). A study in India found that the inability to perform rites and rituals negatively impacted bereaved families, prolonged their grief, and reduced their wellbeing (Hamid & Jahangir, 2020). Funeral ceremonies were also forbidden in Italy during the first year of the pandemic, making the grieving process more difficult for families (Ingravallo, 2020). ...
... His article outlines four social contexts for mourning -family/community, private, public, and online -arguing that online mourning has some similarities with the community mourning that took place before the industrial revolution. Similarly, the results of a study carried out in Kashmir revealed that a considerable shift is being witnessed regarding traditional mourning practices, in that physical spaces, where mourners receive condolences and remember deceased at commemorative ceremonies at their home or any other place, are shrinking and giving way to virtual spaces (Hamid et al., 2019). ...
... [4] In Kashmiri culture, the rituals and the practices of mourning the death help the bereaved to overcome grief. [5] But in view of highly contagious nature of COVID-19 infection, new guidelines and policies were formulated and implemented to contain the spread of infection for performing the last rites of the dead bodies, funerals, and burials. [6] According to these guidelines, initially even the family members were not allowed to participate in these gatherings/burials. ...
... If the person is unable to articulate the words, their loved one or the Imam can recite the Shahada in their presence. Third, surrounding family and friends make supplications and prayers and recite Surah Ya-sin (chapter 36 of the Holy Quran), 9,11 The Quran is the Holy Book for Muslims. The Quran contains chapters with sections, referred to as surahs. ...