Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Khalid’s Jaffna Street: A Psychosomatic Critique of Vulnerbility and Susceptibility

  • Sumaira Yasmeen MPhill English (Lit), MEd, Riphah International University, Lahore
  • Muhammad Naeem MPhil in English (Lit.), MEd, Riphah International University, Faisalabad
Keywords: Trauma, Anxiety, Vulnerability, Disorder


The problem of intergroup conflict is at peak in the twenty-first century, whereas the most highlighted conflict over Indian insurgence's theft of Kashmir has been a major concern since the partition of India in 1947. The master piece Jaffna Street by Dr. Mir Khalid is a description of the horrific shocks and traumatic jolts that poor Kashmiri Muslims have to endure under the brutal domination of Indian Territorial Army. Downtrodden peoples of Kashmir are dissatisfied to discuss this concern openly since they are often thought as scheming and furious with no ratification and justification. The hallmark of this research study is to expose the trauma faced by the vulnerable and susceptible Kashmiris as a result of the brutal violence by the ruthless authority of Indian forces. These subjugated populaces of Kashmir have no option other than to put up with the monarchs by throwing them to psychosomatic trauma just for the protection of their families. The most conspicuous literary works that set forth their ideas of visualization through their interpretations, such as terror, renunciation, lamenting traumatic damage, commemoration, crying, discontinuation, imprisonment, and narrative of trauma, are Trauma and Recovery by renowned intellectual Judith Lewis Herman and Unclaimed Experiences by philosophical scholar Cathy Caruth. Grounded on a wide-ranging textual investigation, the analysis of Jaffna Street highlights the tragic state of Kashmir's traumatized and devastated survivors under the theoretical assumptions of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This exertion supports harrowing archives and qualitative research methodologies in the analysis of the selected novel, advancing the possibility of searching through records, approaching accounts and compiling data on the communal, ethnic, and dogmatic grounds. It establishes the ingrained belief that each member of the community should support their deserving programs. This piece of research contributes to the analysis to uncover the pros and cons by tracing the track defined by trauma and would also pave the ways for the readers to pay attention.

How to Cite
Sumaira Yasmeen, & Muhammad Naeem. (2023). Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Khalid’s Jaffna Street: A Psychosomatic Critique of Vulnerbility and Susceptibility. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review, 4(2), 108-113.