This admirably written book analyzes, in a scholarly and impartial way, a mass of material relating to the creation of Pakistan. Taking 1857 as the starting point, Khalid bin Sayeed relates the diverse factors which periodically heightened or lowered tension between the Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent.
Even fifty years after it was first published, Khalid bin Sayeed’s scholarly study of the formative phase of Pakistan remains the definitive work for the period.
AUTHOR: KHALID BIN SAYEED ISBN: 9780195771145 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: 2ND ED Author: KHALID BIN SAYEED
Pakistan’s diversity and resilience have rarely figured in the single-issue focus of recent literature on the country. This book presents an alternate paradigm and a deeper understanding of the . country’s dynamics through an analysis of the Pakistan’s political, economic, social, foreign policy, and governance challenges. ,It also discusses the complex interplay between domestic developments and external factors including great power interests that are so central to the Pakistan story and explain the vicissitudes in its fortunes.
An excellent book, one that brings out some veryimportant points about the surprising stability of the country beneath the alarmism of the daily headlines, and forms a useful antidote to the general perception about Pakistan in the West
Professor Anatol Lieven, King’s College, London
`This timely study looks beyond the headlines of terrorism and natural disaster that dominate Wertern perceptions of Pakistan. The contributors argue that contemporary security challenges and longer term demographic pressures and energy shortages can be overcome if Pakistan possesses the political will to undergo wide-ranging institutional, educational, and structural economic reform.
Professor Ian Talbot, author, Pakistan: A Modern History ISBN: 9780199064380 Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Subtitle: BEYOND THE CRISIS STATE Author: MALEEHA LODHI