India-Pakistan Tensions Since 1947
By (author) Sumit Ganguly
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Conflict Unending by Sumit Ganguly
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231123693
(217mm x 139mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sumit Ganguly
Deadly Impasse, Hardback (March 2016)
Evaluating state relations between 1999-2009, Deadly Impasse seeks to explore what ails the Indo-Pakistani relationship and perpetuates the enduring rivalry.
Policing Insurgencies, Hardback (March 2014)
This volume explores a relatively under-researched issue: the role of domestic police forces in contending with insurgency. The cases are drawn from Central, South, and Southeast Asia, as also Africa and the Middle East. Each country-specific chapter is written by a well-established scholar who has spent considerable time in the country of study.
Routledge Handbook of Asian Security Studies, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Sumit Ganguly
This handbook provides a detailed exploration of security dynamics in the three distinct subregions that comprise Asia, and also bridges the study of these regions by exploring the geopolitical interstices that link each of them.
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Author Biography - Sumit Ganguly
Sumit Ganguly is professor of Asian studies and government at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a fellow and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. His previous books include The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace.
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