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  • THE PASHTUNS

    The Pashtuns are perhaps the largest ethnic group in the world without a country of their own. They inhabit a continuous stretch of land from the Hindu Kush to the Indus, across Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pakistan used the Pashtun dominated areas in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as a launching pad against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s and later during the US-led War on Terror. In the process FATA was kept in a constitutional and informational black hole. The discontent finally burst in 2018 when the extra-judicial killing of a Pashtun youth led to widespread protests. This book by veteran analyst Tilak Devasher fulfils a gap in the geopolitical understanding of South Asia, given the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the shifting power equations in the region.

    Author: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    ISBN: 9789394407633
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: A CONTESTED HISTORY
    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

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  • PAKISTAN: THE BALOCHISTAN CONUNDRUM

    Balochistan, Pakistan’s largest province, is a complex region fraught with conflict and hostility, ranging from an enduring insurgency and sectarian violence to terror strikes and appalling human rights violations.

    In his third book on Pakistan, Tilak Devasher analyses why Balochistan is such a festering sore for Pakistan. With his keen understanding of the region, he traces the roots of the deep-seated Baloch alienation to the princely state of Kalat’s forced accession to Pakistan in 1948. This alienation has been further solidified by the state’s rampant exploitation of the province, leading to massive socio-economic deprivation.

    Is the Baloch insurgency threatening the integrity of Pakistan? What is the likelihood of an independent Balochistan? Has the situation in the province become irretrievable for Pakistan? Is there a meeting ground between the mutually opposing narratives of the Pakistan state and the Baloch nationalists?

    Devasher examines these issues with a clear and objective mind backed by meticulous research that goes to the heart of the Baloch conundrum.

    Author: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789353570705
    ISBN: 9789353570705
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INDIA
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    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

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  • PAKISTAN: AT THE HELM

    Fascinating vignettes about the men and woman who ruled Pakistan What did Muhammad Ali Jinnah say when he received a royal salute from the last British regiment about to leave Pakistan? Did Ayub Khan consider turning Pakistan into a monarchy? Why was Yahya Khan so confident that the 1970 elections would return a hung parliament? What did Zulfikar Ali Bhutto say when the Pakistan Army launched a brutal crackdown in March 1971? How did Zia-ul-Haq get Bhutto to appoint him the army chief? In 2007, did Benazir Bhutto misread the extent of American support for her return to Pakistan? Had Pervez Musharraf and Nawaz Sharif agreed to a pull-out from Kargil even before the latter went to meet President Clinton in July 1999? Backed by meticulous research, the second book from Tilak Devasher, author of Pakistan: Courting the Abyss, provides enthralling insights into the lives and times of the leaders of Pakistan over the seven decades of the nation’s existence. Anecdotal and engrossing, Pakistan: At the Helm presents a human side to the country’s political history for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of its corridors of power.
    ISBN: 9789352779338
    AUTHOR: TILAK DEVASHER
    ISBN: 9789352779338
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INDIA
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    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

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  • PAKISTAN: CURTING THE ABYSS


    ISBN: 9789352641772
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INDIA
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    Author: TILAK DEVASHER

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