The Kashmir Question
Retrospect and Prospect
By (author) Sumit Ganguly
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Kashmir Question by Sumit Ganguly
Book DescriptionIndia, which had been created as a civic polity, initially sought to hold on to this Muslim-majority state to demonstrate its secular credentials. Pakistan, in turn, had laid claim to Kashmir because it had been created as the homeland for the Muslims of South Asia. After the break-up of Pakistan in 1971 the Pakistani irredentist claim to Kashmir lost substantial ground. If Pakistan could not cohere on the basis of religion alone it had few moral claims on its co-religionists in Kashmir. Similarly, in the 1980s, as the practice of Indian secularism was eroded, India's claim to Kashmir on the grounds of secularism largely came apart. Today their respective claims to Kashmir are mostly on the basis of statecraft. This title provides a comprehensive assessment of a number of different facets of the on-going dispute over Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Among other matters, it examines the respective endgames of both states, the evolution of American policy toward the dispute, the dangers of nuclear esculation in the region and the state of the insurgency in the Indian-controlled portion of the disputed state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714684390
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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