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Kashmir in Conflict

Kashmir in Conflict Author Victoria Schofield
ISBN-10 9780857730787
Release 2010-05-30
Pages 336
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After 20 years of insurgency, Kashmir continues to be a major flashpoint and decisive factorin destabilising regional relations. Resolving the dispute over the state of Jammu andKashmir is crucial to achieving peace and stability, without which the US Af-Pak strategy isunlikely to succeed. With international eyes focused on South Asia, understanding what is atstake in Kashmir has never been more important. For decades, the dispute over the valley of Kashmir, famed for its beauty and tranquility, has determined much of Pakistan's and India'sforeign policy. With the state, located between two nuclear armed states and India blaming Pakistani militants for the 2008 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, the potential widerimplications of the conflict are higher than ever on the international agenda. Kashmir in Conflict offers a highly readable, carefully documented account of the origins,development and implications of this contentious issue. Beginning with the early history ofthe independent kingdom of Kashmir, Victoria Schofield traces the origins of the modernstate in the nineteenth century, including the controversial ‘sale’ by the British ofpredominantly Muslim Kashmir to a Hindu ruler. She examines the implications for thepeople when in 1947 the Maharaja chose secular, yet majority Hindu, India over Muslim Pakistan and shows why the neighbouring countries continue to argue over the status ofJammu and Kashmir which, according to recommendations passed by the UN, was to bedetermined by the will of the people. Drawing upon research in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Pakistan, and a range ofhistorical sources, Schofield analyses critically the actions of the key players who, throughoutits history, have contributed to the current militarisation of the valley. And with the help ofnumerous interviews she takes into account the hopes and fears of all the interested parties – Pakistan, India and the people of Jammu and Kashmir who are themselves divided, not onlyby their linguistic and cultural traditions, but also in their objectives.

Kashmir in Conflict

Kashmir in Conflict Author Victoria Schofield
ISBN-10 1860648983
Release 2003
Pages 297
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This book explains why Kashmir has been such a hotly contested issue and why international coverage of this region is set to continue, for as long as the crisis remains unresolved.

Kashmir The Case for Freedom

Kashmir  The Case for Freedom Author Tariq Ali
ISBN-10 9781844677351
Release 2011-10-24
Pages 140
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Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world—and one of the most ignored. Under an Indian military rule that, at half a million strong, exceeds the total number of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, freedom of speech is non-existent, and human- rights abuses and atrocities are routinely visited on its Muslim-majority population. In the last two decades alone, over seventy thousand people have died. Ignored by its own corrupt politicians, abandoned by Pakistan and the West, which refuses to bring pressure to bear on its regional ally, India, the Kashmiri people's ongoing quest for justice and self- determination continues to be brutally suppressed. Exploring the causes and consequences of the occupation, Kashmir: The Case for Freedom is a passionate call for the end of occupation, and for the right of self- determination for the Kashmiri people.

Conflict Unending

Conflict Unending Author Sumit Ganguly
ISBN-10 0231507402
Release 2002-01-05
Pages 200
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The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan have received renewed attention of late. Since their genesis in 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas. Indian nationalist leadership chose to hold on to this Muslim-majority state to prove that minorities could thrive in a plural, secular polity. Pakistani nationalists argued with equal force that they could not part with Kashmir as part of the homeland created for the Muslims of South Asia. Ganguly authoritatively analyzes why hostility persists even after the dissipation of the pristine ideological visions of the two states and discusses their dual path to overt acquisition of nuclear weapons, as well as the current prospects for war and peace in the region.

Afghan Frontier

Afghan Frontier Author Victoria Schofield
ISBN-10 9781848851887
Release 2010-02-16
Pages 392
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This book is required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the background and history of the North-West Frontier and Afghanistan as a means of explaining the nature of this turbulent region today.

Highland Furies The Black Watch 1739 1899

Highland Furies  The Black Watch 1739   1899 Author Victoria Schofield
ISBN-10 9781743349380
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 352
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As the oldest of the Highland regiments and the most decorated regiment in the British Army, the Black Watch has an enviable roster of battle honours and a mystique born of repeated heroic service in the service of king, queen and country. In the trenches of World War I, awestruck German troops dubbed its ferociously courageous, kilt-wearing soldiers 'the ladies from hell'. In deference to the occasions on which it has fought alongside the Americans, the Black Watch does not recognize its own Revolutionary War battle honours. This is the proud regiment of such diverse, even maverick, individuals as Lord Wavell, Ian Fleming and Eric Newby.

The Most Dangerous Place

The Most Dangerous Place Author Imtiaz Gul
ISBN-10 9781101434765
Release 2010-06-10
Pages 320
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The story of the dark side of the Afghan war - and how Pakistan degenerated into a nuclear-armed powder keg Eight years ago we chased the Taliban from Kabul and forced Al Qaeda to find a new home. One by one the militants crossed the border into Pakistan and settled in its tribal areas, building alliances with locals and terrorizing or bribing their way to power. This place - Pakistan's lawless frontier - is now the epicenter of global terrorism. It is where young American and British jihadists go to be trained, where the kidnapped are stowed away, and where plots are hatched for deadly attacks all over the world. It has become, in President Obama's words, "the most dangerous place" - a hornet's nest of violent extremists, many of whom now target their own state in vicious suicide- bombing campaigns. Imtiaz Gul, who knows the ins and outs of these groups and their leaders, tackles the toughest questions about the current situation: What can be done to bring the Pakistani Taliban under control? Who funds these militants and what are their links to Al Qaeda? Are they still supported by the ISI, Pakistan's all-powerful intelligence agency? Based on dozens of exclusive interviews with high-ranking Pakistani intelligence, government and military officers and extensive first-hand reporting, The Most Dangerous Place is a gripping and definitive exposé of a region that Americans need urgently to understand.

The Valley of Kashm r

The Valley of Kashm  r Author Sir Walter Roper Lawrence
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008270988
Release 1895
Pages 478
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The Valley of Kashm r has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Valley of Kashm r also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Valley of Kashm r book for free.

The Frontier Scouts

The Frontier Scouts Author Charles Chenevix Trench
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010689175
Release 1985
Pages 298
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The Crisis in Kashmir

The Crisis in Kashmir Author Šumit Ganguly
ISBN-10 0521655668
Release 1999-02-13
Pages 204
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This book traces the origins of the insurgency in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir. The first theoretically-grounded account, and the most complete, it is based on extensive interviews. Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by political mobilization and institutional decay. In an attempt to woo the Muslims, the government dramatically expanded literacy, mass media, and higher education. Meanwhile, fearing potential secessionist proclivities, it stifled the development of political institutions. Unable to express dissent in an institutional context, the Kashmiris resorted to violence.

The India Pakistan Conflict

The India Pakistan Conflict Author T. V. Paul
ISBN-10 0521671264
Release 2005-11-24
Pages 273
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This volume, first published in 2005, analyses the persistence of the India-Pakistan rivalry since 1947.

India Pakistan and the Kashmir Dispute

India  Pakistan and the Kashmir Dispute Author Robert G. Wirsing
ISBN-10 0312175620
Release 1998-02-15
Pages 352
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Kashmir is the focal point of an acute regional dispute that has pitted India and Pakistan against one another ever since they gained their independence from Great Britain in 1947. Already, these bitter rivals have gone to war twice over Kashmir, leaving the state physically divided and heavily militarized. The eruption of massive anti-Indian violence in Indian Kashmir in early 1990 has changed the dispute, further complicating India-Pakistan relations and lending even greater urgency to the search for settlement. The reasons for, and possible resolutions of, this dispute are the themes of Professor Wirsing's book. Drawing on repeated field visits and wide-ranging interviews with government officials, political leaders, military officers, and diplomats in both India and Pakistan, the author provides abundant new material on the Kashmir dispute's political, military, domestic, and international dimensions.

Until My Freedom Has Come

Until My Freedom Has Come Author Sanjay Kak
ISBN-10 9781608462520
Release 2011
Pages 303
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A collection of authoritative essays mapping Kashmir's turbulent past, present, and possible futures.


Kashmir Author Ajit Bhattacharjea
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033969661
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 312
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India Pakistan and the Bomb

India  Pakistan  and the Bomb Author Sumit Ganguly
ISBN-10 9780231143752
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 132
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In May 1998, India and Pakistan put to rest years of speculation as to whether they possessed nuclear technology and openly tested their weapons. Some believed nuclearization would stabilize South Asia; others prophesized disaster. Authors of two of the most comprehensive books on South Asia's new nuclear era, Sumit Ganguly and S. Paul Kapur, offer competing theories on the transformation of the region and what these patterns mean for the world's next proliferators. Ganguly begins with an outcome-based approach emphasizing the results of militarized conflict. In his opinion, nuclear weapons have prevented Indo-Pakistani disputes from blossoming into full-scale war. Kapur counters with a process-based approach stressing the specific pathways that lead to conflict and escalation. From his perspective, nuclear weapons have fueled a violent cycle of Pakistani provocation and Indian response, giving rise to a number of crises that might easily have spun into chaos. Kapur thus believes nuclear weapons have been a destabilizing force in South Asia and could similarly affect other parts of the world. With these two major interpretations, Ganguly and Kapur tackle all sides of an urgent issue that has profound regional and global consequences. Sure to spark discussion and debate, India, Pakistan, and the Bomb thoroughly maps the potential impact of nuclear proliferation.

The Great Game in Afghanistan Rajiv Gandhi General Zia and the Unending War

The Great Game in Afghanistan  Rajiv Gandhi  General Zia and the Unending War Author Kallol Bhattacharjee
ISBN-10 9789352644407
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 328
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At the height of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, a complex multinational diplomacy had proposed setting up a coalition government in Kabul as a solution to the 'Afghan problem'. Even as all sides worked on the coalition, the US took steps that India considered a 'stab in the back'. With the help of the official papers collected by US ambassador John Gunther Dean and conversations with Ronen Sen, Rajiv Gandhi's diplomatic aide during those crucial years, the author recreates the falling apart of the India-US cooperation and the catastrophic effect it had on South Asian history.

The Longest August

The Longest August Author Dilip Hiro
ISBN-10 9781568587349
Release 2015-02-24
Pages 528
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The partitioning of British India into independent Pakistan and India in August 1947 occurred in the midst of communal holocaust, with Hindus and Sikhs on one side and Muslims on the other. More than 750,000 people were butchered, and 12 million fled their homes—primarily in caravans of bullock-carts—to seek refuge across the new border: it was the largest exodus in history. Sixty-seven years later, it is as if that August never ended. Renowned historian and journalist Dilip Hiro provides a riveting account of the relationship between India and Pakistan, tracing the landmark events that led to the division of the sub-continent and the evolution of the contentious relationship between Hindus and Muslims. To this day, a reasonable resolution to their dispute has proved elusive, and the Line of Control in Kashmir remains the most heavily fortified frontier in the world, with 400,000 soldiers arrayed on either side. Since partition, there have been several acute crises between the neighbors, including the secession of East Pakistan to form an independent Bangladesh in 1971, and the acquisition of nuclear weapons by both sides resulting in a scarcely avoided confrontation in 1999 and again in 2002. Hiro amply demonstrates the geopolitical importance of the India-Pakistan conflict by chronicling their respective ties not only with America and the Soviet Union, but also with China, Israel, and Afghanistan. Hiro weaves these threads into a lucid narrative, enlivened with colorful biographies of leaders, vivid descriptions of wars, sensational assassinations, gross violations of human rights—and cultural signifiers like cricket matches. The Longest August is incomparable in its scope and presents the first definitive history of one of the world’s longest-running and most intractable conflicts.