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  • PAKISTAN


    ISBN: 9694025094
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: UNRESOLVED ISSUES OF STATE & SOCIETY
    Author: SYED FAROOQ HASNAT

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  • LEARNING TO WRITE – BOOK 2


    ISBN: D2416
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VANGAURD BOOKS

     160
  • LEARNING TO WRITE – BOOK 4


    ISBN: Y6077
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VANGUARD BOOKS

     160
  • LEARNING TO WRITE – BOOK 6


    ISBN: Y2899
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VANGUARD BOOKS

     160
  • LEARNING TO WRITE – BOOK 5


    ISBN: Y2898
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VANGUARD BOOKS

     160
  • LEARNING TO WRITE – BOOK 3


    ISBN: Y2895
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VANGUARD BOOKS

     160
  • LEARNING TO WRITE – BOOK 1


    ISBN: Y2893
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: VANGUARD BOOKS

     160
  • BUILDING A NEW AFGHANISTAN

    Given resumed Taliban power and attacks, Afghanistan must tackle a host of serious problems before it can emerge as a confident, independent nation. Security in this battered state continues to deteriorate; suicide bombings, convoy ambushes, and insurgent attacks are still all too common. Effective state building depends upon eliminating the national security crisis and enhancing the rule of law. This book offers a blueprint for moving the embattled nation toward greater democracy and prosperity. Robert Rotberg and his colleagues argue that the future success of state building in Afghanistan depends on reducing its dependence on the opium trade and enhancing its economic status. Many of Afghanistan’s security problems are related to poppy growing, opium and heroin production, and drug trafficking. Building a New Afghanistan suggests controversial new alternatives to immediate eradication, which is foolish and counter-productive. These options include monetary incentives for growing wheat, a viable local crop. Greater wheat production would feed hungry Afghans while reducing narco-trafficking and the terror that comes with it.

    Integrating land-locked Afghanistan into the Central Asia or greater Eurasia economy would open up trading partnerships with its northern and western neighbours as well as with Pakistan, India, and possibly China. Developing a sense of common purpose among citizens would benefit the economy and could help to unite the nation. Perhaps most important, bolstering better governance in Afghanistan is necessary in order to reduce chaos and corruption and enact nationwide reforms. Fresh and insightful, Building a New Afghanistan shows what the country’s leadership and the international community should do to resolve dangerous issues and bolster a still fragile state.
    ISBN: 9789694025087
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: ROBERT I. ROTBERG

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  • THE CARPET WARS

    A writer’s true-life odyssey through a crescent of Islamic nations and regions. Following the historical and cultural threads of the oriental carpets, we plunge into a world where even the simplest motif on a rug can be filled with religious, tribal and political significance…
    ISBN: 9694023769
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: CHIRSTOPHER KRE

     1,195
  • GENDER AND PROPERTY LAW IN PAKISTAN

    Crucial to the social position of women in Pakistan is their access to and control of material resources. A key factor in this respect is the situation of legal pluralism in the country whereby state laws derived from Pakistan’s Islamic and colonial heritages are often contradicted by local customary laws and practices. This study is based on extensive fieldwork in four villages in different provinces of Pakistan, and takes both a socio-legal and an anthropological approach. Its focus is not confined to property alone but includes many other areas of life that have a bearing on women’s access to property and enables the reader to better envisage the environment. Arguing that official law-is largely ineffective in securing property rights for women, the study offers insights into the interaction of customary and state laws in Pakistan that will be of interest to scholars, lawyers and development specialists. This book also provides background to students and researchers engaged in studies on Pakistani immigrants in Europe.
    ISBN: 9694023696
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: RESOURCES AND DISCOURSES
    Author: RUBYA MEHDI

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  • INSIDE AL QAEDA

    A definitive work on Al Qaeda, this book is based on five years of research, including extensive interviews with Al Qaeda members: field research in Al Qaeda-supported conflict zones around the globe: and monitoring of Al Qaeda’s infiltration of diaspora and migrant communities in North America and Europe.

    This book sheds light on Al Qaeda’s financial infrastructure and how the organization trains combat soldiers and vanguard fighters for multiple guerrilla, terrorist and semi conventional campaigns in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Caucasus, and the Balkans. In addition, the author investigates the clandestine Al Qaeda operational network in the West.

    Gunaratna reveals how the charismatic fanatic Osama bin Laden provides much of the brainpower and most of the inspiration behind Al Qaeda

    – How Osama bin Laden had his mentor and Al Qaeda founder ‘Azzam’ assassinated in order to take over the organization and how other Al Qaeda officers who stood in his way were murdered

    – How Al Qaeda planned to destroy the British Parliament on September 11 and to spew nerve gas on the European Parliament

    – How the lran-Hezbollah-Al Qaeda link provided the knowledge required to conduct coordinated, simultaneous attacks on multiple targets, including failed plans to destroy Los Angeles International Airport, USS The Sullivans, the Radisson Hotel in Jordan, and eleven US commercial airliners over the Pacific Ocean

    – That one-fifth of international Islamic charities and NGOs are infiltrated by Al Qaeda

    – How the US response is effective militarily in the short term but insufficient to counter Al Qaeda’s ideology and strategy in the long term.

    Gunaratna shows that for Al Qaeda to be destroyed there needs to be a multipronged, multiagency, and multidimensional response by the international community.


    ISBN: 969402370X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: GLOBAL NETWORK OF TERROR
    Author: ROHAN GUNARATNA

     995
  • REMEMBERING SOME GREAT MEN

    In this final volume of his selected shorter works Professor AM recalls some prominent personalities whom he has intimately known or studied in the course of his research. In the first group, he pays his double tribute to Prof. Sirajuddin and his wife Urmila, recounts Chaudhri Zalarulla Khan’s services to Muslim India and Pakistan, thanks his two British friends, the Barratts, and brings out the genius of Professor Abdus Salam. In the second group, he recounts the achievements of Lord Wavell, Napoleon, Sayyid Ameer Ali, Jinnah, the Aga Khan, Shah Waliullah and lqbal. A critical essay on Rudyard Kipling assesses his place in the British imperial literature of India. A long well-researched paper on Jamaluddin “Afghani” explodes the many myths still surrounding the man. A trenchant lecture on Choudhri Rahmat Ali reminds us how Pakistani intellectuals, men of letters and historians continue to either ignore him or blacken his character. Every reader will find in this pot-pourri something to interest, move, fascinate, remind or instruct him. Men make history, literature and culture, and thus draw the contours of an age. This book presents a stimulating and fascinating biographical peep-show of past events and human affairs.
    ISBN: 9694023636
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: K. K. AZIZ

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  • PAKISTAN

    If democracy in Pakistan collapses repeatedly because of military takeovers, why have the army chiefs of Pakistan been in trouble since the death of General Zia? If the ISI is the most powerful institution in Pakistan, why are its chiefs removed unceremoniously from their jobs and sometimes put under trial? If Pakistan is a security state, who is in charge of deciding matters of security? If the government and the various permanent institutions of the state formulate policy, why are non-government jehadi organisations allowed to make their own decisions affecting the security of the state? Is the security of Pakistan linked to the interest of the state or to its emotion? Does the nuclear device give Pakistan its security through deterrence? Why is Pakistan’s bomb less safe for the world than India’s? Why is the Muslim scientist prone to being a fundamentalist? How does Islamic faith affect a state employee’s training of obedience to legal authority? If the economist all over the world is known as an opponent of war, why is the Pakistani economist ready to co-exist with Pakistani rulers’ warrior inclinations? How is the clergy’s vision of the state different from that of the non-clerical Pakistani, and how does he successfully dictate it to the state? Why is the average Pakistani continuously deluded about the United Nations and insists on invoking provisions that are non-existent? Can Pakistan live next to India without fighting unsuccessful wars with it and without capitulating? What will be Pakistan like in the next 25 years?

    Khaled Ahmed was in the Pakistan Foreign Service from 1969 to 1978. He left it to become a journalist of distinction in The Pakistan Times. Then he was the Joint Editor of The Nation. Later he became the Editor of The Frontier Post. Since 1993, he has been the Consulting Editor of The Friday Times. He is a founder-member of Track-two Neemrana Dialogue between India and Pakistan.
    ISBN: 9694023652
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE STATE IN CRISIS
    Author: KHALED AHMED

     995
  • THE UNHOLY NEXUS

    Originally this book project was launched to provide an insight into the mysterious world of the radical Taliban militia. But following 9/11 and the arrival of the International coalition against terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the issue of Pakistan’s involvement with Afghanistan began to acquire significance, necessitating a slight shift of emphasis away from Kabul to Islamabad.

    Thus the book also tries to explain why Islamabad created “centres of resistance inside Afghanistan” through early proxies like Gulbadin Hikmatyar and Burhanuddin Rabbani and failed to make them stick; why it readily agreed to act as a conduit for the American-sponsored anti-Soviet-Russian jihad in the early 1980s; why differences between Afghanistan’s non-Pashtun communities and Pakistan degenerated into mutual hatred and distrust, particularly after Islamabad decided to back the Taliban regime to the hilt, in 1996.

    The book also attempts to highlight the impact on Pakistani Society of the nexus between Pakistan’s intelligence agencies and domestic religious outfits who drew the spiritual guidance from the Taliban and extended their tentacles into Kashmir with the aim of liberating it from India.


    ISBN: 9694023688
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: PAK-AFGHAN RELATIONS UNDER THE TALIBAN
    Author: IMTIAZ GUL

     695
  • STUDIES IN CULTURE, ART AND LITERATURE

    This second volume of Professor K. K. Aziz’s selected writings and addresses opens with a moving piece on the meaning of prayer. Then follow 3 lectures on culture: the way of life in medieval Muslim Deccan, the predicament of the Pakistani intellectual, and the departed glory of the Government College of Lahore. The 4 lectures on Islamic art explore its spiritual symbolism, religious significance and historical relevance. The section on literature mainly deals with the nature of poetry, the glory of love, John Keats, Oscar Wilde, Plato’s theory of poetry, and Anglo-Indian fiction. These pieces were written between 1948 and 2000 and show how the author’s mind has developed and his knowledge widened across the years. The outstanding quality of this collection is its freshness, regardless of the time when a particular item was composed. Aziz wrote well while still a student, and his mastery of words has kept pace with his growing years. His third and final collection, on remembering some great men. will be published shortly.
    ISBN: 9694023599
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: K. K. AZIZ

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  • STUDIES IN HISTORY AND POLITICS

    Vanguard Books has decided to bring out a selection of Professor K K Aziz’s scattered shorter writings in 3 volumes.  This is the first to be published and consists of his lectures. Articles and papers on the themes of history and politics. Among the more significant of contents are pieces on Muslim India in British party politics. The All India Muslim Conference, the Indian Khilafat Movement, Mian Kafayet Ali’s (“A Punjabi’s”) scheme of 1939 which foreshadowed Pakistan with uncanny insight, Source Material on Pakistan’s History, Christianity and Imperialism, the Uses of History, and the State of Historical Scholarship in Pakistan.The volume concludes with some book reviews done for British academic journals. Aziz’s accomplishment lies the size of the canvas he paints and felicity with which he transmits his knowledge to the reader He writes without fear and is therefore worth reading. His second collection, the one on Culture, Art and Literature, will appear soon.
    ISBN: 9694023580
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: K. K. AZIZ

     1,695
  • FUNDAMENTALISM REBORN?

    `A fantastic achievement, having successfully dealt with an extremely complicated issue. […] accessible both to a reader with some general interest in Afghanistan and is equally of immense aid for academic study.’ (British Society of Middle Eastern Studies) `A fascinating and thorough analysis of the very complex political/military situation that evolved in Afghanistan following the demise of the Soviet puppet regime in 1992…. an insightful study of the rise of a new form of puritanical Islamic fundamentalism that overran Kabul in September 1996 namely, the Taliban, and its impact on Afghan society…. Highly recommended.’ (Choice)

    This book traces the Taliban movement’s origins, its rise to power, and the tensions and contradictions which made it impossible to accommodate within the modern international system. It exposes some of the misunderstandings which led various powers, including the United States, to believe that the Taliban could bring peace to Afghanistan and permit its reconstruction after years of destructive conflict. More significantly, it also highlights steps that can be taken to assist the Afghan people to recover from the consequences of the fragmentation of their society, and its subordination to an anti-modernist force of a kind unprecedented in Afghanistan’s recent history.

    Fundamentalism Reborn? is a comprehensive and up-to-date account of their history, ascendancy, and decline of the most dramatic manifestation of Islamic fundamentalism since the Iranian revolution.
    ISBN: 9694023602
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: AFGHANISTAN AND THE TALIBAN (UPDATED EDITION)
    Author: WILLIAM MALEY

     995
  • UNHOLY WARS

    To oppose the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the United States formed an extraordinary anti-communist alliance with militant Islamic forces; in South Asia.

    In this controversial and acclaimed book, John Cooley provides the first behind-the-scenes account of this alliance and of how the CIA planned and ran the ‘holy war’ in Afghanistan.


    ISBN: 969402434X
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: AFGHANISTAN, AMERICA AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
    Author: JOHN K. COOLEY

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  • REAPING THE WHIRLWIND

    Reaping the Whirlwind provides the first comprehensive profile of the Taliban in the twenty-first century. Drawing on numerous interviews with key protagonists, conducted over a period of several years, Michael Griffin provides a fascinating eyewitness account of the Afghan conflict. He explains the origins and beliefs of the Taliban movement, its religious and political ethos, and the character of its particular brand of so-called Islamic fundamentalism.

    Crucially, he examines the controversial nature of the Taliban’s international links with the US, Saudi Arabia, and other vested interests. Griffin also explores the Taliban’s connections with Osama bin Laden, drug barons and drug dealers, and the CIA’s ambiguous relationship with what is often viewed as an international Islamist conspiracy. Situated between Asia, the Middle East and the former Soviet states, Afghanistan has historically fulfilled the role of an artificial ‘buffer state.

    Resource rich and strategically important, it has been of particular interest since the end of the Cold War to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Pakistan and the United States, as well as to drug barons, arms dealers and oil corporations. Afghanistan’s unstable and problematic history has been further complicated in recent years by the emergence of the Taliban-perhaps the most conservative and least understood Islamic movement in the world.


    ISBN: 9694024331
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE TALIBAN MOVEMENT IN AFGHANISTAN
    Author: MICHAEL GRIFFIN

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  • AFGHANISTAN

    This book follows a generally linear historical form. It starts with an account of the country and its people, and then describes and analyses its history, with particular reference to its relations with neighbouring powers and its dominant internal theme, the ongoing struggle between its rulers and tribal society. Attention is paid to the growing dichotomy during the twentieth century between an increasingly sophisticated urban elite and the traditional countryside, and its culmination in the communist coup and Soviet invasion. This is followed by an analysis of the reasons for the Soviet withdrawal and the subsequent civil war.


    ISBN: 9694024323
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: A NEW HISTORY
    Author: MARTIN EWANS

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