Uzbekistan Goes After Islam with Clothing Ban and Cameras - EurasiaNet

Authorities in Uzbekistan are increasing their surveillance of Muslims, while showing greater concern about what they wear.

At the beginning of March, a representative from the government-controlled Muslim Spiritual Board in Namangan Region requested that cameras be installed in and around 181 mosques in the area, Regnum reported . Authorities claim the installation of security...

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  2. WTOP Slippers with a soul: Kyrgies blend wool tradition with living-wage jobs for women
    In Kyrgyzstan, everything from clothing to shelters — namely, yurts — are made using wool felt. The story behind the artisans making the slippers was the other big attraction. The factory, which employs mostly women, pays a living wage, and the shoes
  3. Children abandoned as Kyrgyz parents seek work abroad
    He visits orphanages every week, bringing food, presents, and clothing to the institutions that don't receive regular financial aid from the government. One of the orphanages he patrons accepts children with neurological disabilities from across the
  4. Rivals make best of India-EU FTA deadlock
    Aliev points out that after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan's textiles and clothing industry drastically transformed from an industry with large state companies to one with 500 private small and medium-sized manufacturers. Most of
  5. The Hindu Off-roading in Kyrgyzstan: where the streets have no name
    Nestled between western China, Kazakhstan, and the Tien Shan mountain range, Kyrgyzstan is aptly referred to as the 'Pearl of Central Asia'. The Kyrgyz region functioned as a vital hub along the Great Silk Route, an important means of trade between the


  1. Noted: If Hillary Clinton says something about sexism, youd better pay attention. Yesterday at something called a townterview (fun with portmanteaus!) with students and other young people in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the secretary of state was fielding some pretty boring questions until the moderator...
  2.  China is expanding trade into nearby former Soviet Republics such as Tajikstan and Kyrgyzstan. There are caravans of Chinese trucks that bring clothing, electronic appliances flooding into Central Asia to
  3. QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Gunmen torched more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops and killed a driver Wednesday, the sixth attack on convoys taking supplies to Afghanistan since Pakistan closed a key border crossing almost a week ago.Islamabad shut down the Torkham crossing along...

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  1. Published by Routledge 2016
    ISBN 9781317631156,1317631153
    144 pages
    Much scholarship of any region focuses on the perceived problems that hold back a population. Central Asia is no exception, as it is a region with political, economic, and environmental problems that seem to keep Central Asians from a "better" future. Alongside all the struggles of life, however, are relationships of meaning and wellness that contribute to a "life worth living." Recognizing the struggles of everyday life, contributors to this book explore how people navigate relationships to find meaning, how elders attempt to re-establish morality, and how development workers pursue new futures. Such futures centre around the role of family, friends, and meaningful employment in yielding contentment; and the influence of Islam, ethnicity, and hospitality on community. The first regional collection to take well-being as a frame of analysis, the contributors show how visions, spaces, and cosmologies of well-being inform everyday life in Central Asia. This volume will appeal not only to those interested in Central Asia, but more broadly to anyone concerned with how taking well-being into account better captures the complex realities of life in any region. This book was published as a special issue of Central Asian Survey.
  2. Published by Lexington Books 2015
    ISBN 9781498515177,1498515177
    308 pages
    This examination of the political, social, and cultural changes of Kyrgyzstan since the collapse of the Soviet Union offers tools to go beyond the country’s simplistic dual status of being both an “island of democracy” and a “failing state” to a more nuanced understanding of its own position and its role in the region.
  3. Published by Marshall Cavendish 2018
    ISBN 0761420134,9780761420132
    144 pages
    Provides a profile of the history, geography, government, culture, people, and economy of Kyrgyzstan.
  4. Published by University of Pittsburgh Press 2016
    ISBN 9780822981541,0822981548
    248 pages
    The Force of Custom presents a finely textured ethnographic study that sheds new light on the legal and moral ordering of everyday life in northwestern Kyrgyzstan. Through her extensive fieldwork and firsthand experience, Judith Beyer reveals how Kyrgyz in Talas province negotiate proper behavior and regulate disputes by invoking custom, known to the locals as salt. While salt is presented as age-old tradition, its invocation is shown to be a highly developed and flexible rhetorical strategy that people adapt in order to meet the challenges of contemporary political, legal, economic, and religious environments. Officially, codified state law should take precedence when it comes to dispute resolution, yet the unwritten laws of salt and the increasing importance of Islamic law provide the standards for ordering everyday life. As Beyer further demonstrates, interpretations of both Islamic and state law are also intrinsically linked to salt. By interweaving case studies on kinship, legal negotiations, festive events, mourning rituals, and political and business dealings, Beyer shows how salt is the binding element in rural Kyrgyz social life and how it is used to explain and negotiate moral behavior and to postulate communal identity. In this way, salt provides a time-tested, sustainable source of authentication that defies changes in government and the shifting tides of religious movements.
  5. Published by Vij Books India Pvt Ltd 2011
    ISBN 9789382573296,9382573291
    276 pages
    Central Asia has been considered as part of India’s strategic neighbourhood; however India’s engagement with Central Asia has been weak due to many contextual reasons. Earlier when the nascent Central Asian nations acquired their independent status after the demise of the Soviet Union India was preoccupied with its own economic problems. Discovery of hydrocarbons and minerals enhanced the strategic importance of Central Asian Republics. The secular polity of these nations also holds tremendous importance for India as the forces of radicalism and extremism especially those emanating from the Af-Pak belt would have adverse impact on the regional security. Major powers are also involved in Central Asia for securing their own interests. This volume looks at the strategic environment in Central Asia, the evolving security situation in Afghanistan that is of concern to Central Asian states as well as India, the non-traditional threats which are becoming more important than the conventional threats, the economic aspects of engagement with Central Asia, prospects of defence and security cooperation and the way forward. The contributors to the volume are well known experts, diplomats and strategic professionals who have looked at every aspect of India-central Asia engagement and have suggested a way forward.


  1. Kyrgyz clothing is made from felt, leather, skins, wool, and cloth. The most popular items of clothing in Kyrgyzstan are kalpak, beldemchi, elechek, and chapan.
  2. As nomads, the Kyrgyz people always lived closely with nature. From their housing to their clothing, everything was designed to adapt to changing weather and locations.
  3. What to expect as far as weather in Kyrgyzstan? Kyrgyzstan has hot summers, cold winters, lots of elevations changes, and very little rainfall
  4. The modern Kyrgyz language did not have a standard ... but the issue does not seem to generate the same passions in Kyrgyzstan that it does in other former ...
  5. Kyrgyzstani som Kyrgyzstani som; Кыргыз сом ... Mountain ranges of Kyrgyzstan and the Dzhety-Oguz tract: 20 som: red, orange, brown: Togolok Moldo:
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Bride with parents. Karamyk village Full story is here - (in Russian)
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Laurie Boros, a client support administrator for the director of the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, brings a smile to the face of a young child at the Belovodsky Orphanage, April 13....
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Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival is organized by Raindrop Turkish House and Houston Istanbul Sister City Association to celebrate the rich heritage of many Turkic and sister nations including Turkey,...
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