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  • PAKISTAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    Pakistan in the Twentieth Century analyses both the vision and the reality of a South Asian polity. Beginning with an examination of the people and forces that shaped the construction of an independent and predominantly Muslim state within the subcontinent, this historical study describes the events and the work of the many personalities who influenced Pakistan?s development in the fifty years following the transfer of power. The reality of the Pakistan of today differs markedly from the vision of the founders of Pakistan.
    ISBN: 9780195792768
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A POLITICAL HISTORY
    Author: LAWRENCE ZIRING

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  • GUJARAT UNDER MODI

    In 2012 Narendra Modi became the first Hindu nationalist politician thrice elected to lead a state of the Indian Union, his stewardship as Chief Minister of Gujarat being the longest in that state?s history. Modi and his BJP supporters explained his achievement by pointing to economic growth under his leadership, yet detractors point out that Modi has been more business-friendly than market-friendly?to the benefit of large industrial corporations, and at the cost of great social polarisation. In 2002, an anti-Muslim pogrom of unparalleled ferocity occurred in Gujarat, leading to the biggest number of Muslim deaths since Partition. The state?s Hindu majority immediately rallied around Modi. No serious riot has occurred in Gujarat since, but polarisation was key to Modi?s strategy there, and he has deployed that strategy again and again since he became Prime Minister of India in 2014. For Modi has cultivated a communal image. A marketing genius, his messaging combines the politics of Hindutva with economic modernisation, to the clear appreciation of Gujarat?s middle class. Christophe Jaffrelot?s revealing book shows how Modi?s Gujarat served as the laboratory of Modi?s India, not only in terms of Hindu majoritarianism and national populism, but also of caste and class politics.

    ISBN: 9781849044295
    Publisher: LONDON
    Subtitle: LABORATORY OF TODAY’S INDIA
    Author: CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT

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  • JIHAD

    An essential examination of the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, from the acclaimed author of Taliban and Descent into Chaos. Ahmed Rashid, whose masterful account of Afghanistan’s Taliban regime became required reading after September 11, turns his legendary skills as an investigative journalist to five adjacent Central Asian Republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan where religious repression, political corruption, and extreme poverty have created a fertile climate for militant Islam. Based on groundbreaking research and numerous interviews, Rashid explains the roots of fundamentalist rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of its militant organizations, including Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda, and suggests ways of neutralizing the threat and bringing stability to the troubled region. A timely and pertinent work, Jihad is essential reading for anyone who seeks to gain a better understanding of a region we overlook at our peril.

    Author: Ahmed Rashid

    ISBN: 9780142002605
    ISBN: 9780142002605
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE RISE OF MILITANT ISLAM IN CENTRAL ASIA
    Author: Ahmed Rashid

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  • BLOOD OVER DIFFERENT SHADES OF GREEN

    The famous British philosopher and historian, R.G. Collingwood, suggested that a historian must ‘reconstruct’ history by using ‘historical imagination’ to ‘re-enact’ the thought processes of historical persons based on information and evidence from historical sources. That is what the authors of the present book have tried to do. The events of 1971 that resulted in the breakup of Pakistan are a milestone in Pakistan’s history. To retrieve what happened and why it happened is an exercise that so far has been avoided or left at best incomplete. The book based on published and unpublished memories of activists of 1971 attempts to give a critical assessment of the events and spell out lessons that have to be learnt.

    AUTHOR: IKRAM SEHGAL BETTINA ROBOTKA

    ISBN: 9780190702274
    ISBN: 9780190702274
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: EAST PAKISTAN 1971: History Revisited
    Author: IKRAM SEHGAL BETTINA ROBOTKA

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  • IN SEARCH OF LOST GLORY

    Sindhi nationalism is one of the oldest yet least studied cases of identity politics in Pakistan. Ethnic discontent appeared in Sindh in opposition to the rule of the Bombay presidency; to the onslaught of Punjabi settlers in the wake of canal irrigation; and, most decisively, to the arrival of millions of Muhajirs (Urdu-speaking migrants) after Partition. Under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari, the Pakistan Peoples Party has upheld the Sindhi nationalist cause, even while playing the game of federalist politics. On the other side for half a century have been hardcore Sindhi nationalist groups, led by Marxists, provincial autonomists, landlord pirs and liberal intelligentsia in pursuit of ethnic outbidding.

    This book narrates the story of the Bhutto dynasty, the Muhajir factor, nationalist ideologues, factional feuds amongst landed elites, and the role of violence as a maker and shaper of Sindhi nationalism. Moreover, it examines the role of the PPP as an ethnic entrepreneur through an analysis of its politics within the electoral arena and beyond. Bringing together extensive fieldwork and comparative studies of ethno-nationalism, both within and outside Pakistan, Asma Faiz uncovers the fascinating world of Sindhi nationalism.

    Author: ASMA FAIZ

    ISBN: 9781787383234
    ISBN: 9781787383234
    Publisher: HURST
    Subtitle: SINDHI NATIONALISM IN PAKISTAN
    Author: ASMA FAIZ

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  • RESPONDING TO TERRORISM IN SOUTH ASIA

    Even though South Asia has had a long and diverse experience of dealing with terrorism, post 9/11 a sense of urgency and seriousness has been reinforced with regard to it at the global level. The focus in this timely volume is on the strategies evolved by the South Asian states in responding to the challenge of terrorism. It is inevitable, however, that while looking at the strategies, essential characteristics of terrorism are also understood and explained as the nature of terrorism faced in each of the South Asian countries has its own specific aspects. The study is divided into two sections. In the first section states have responded to terrorism has been studied carefully. In the second section, some of the comparative aspects of the regional perspective, such as the role of civil societies, consequences of strategies pursued, role of the third parties, and political economy of terrorism and responding strategies have been taken up for discussion and analysis. There is also a data paper on South Asian terrorism included at the end. Contributors include Ajay Sahni, Samina Ahmed, Abdul Kalam, Ayesha Siddiqa, Deepak Thapa among many others.
    ISBN: 8173046719
    Publisher: MANOHAR
    Subtitle:
    Author: S.D. MUNI

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  • UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM IN SOUTH ASIA

    Terrorism is now an over-defined concept with the state, intellectuals, dissenters, and anti-state activists constantly batting out its meaning. While analyzing terrorism the authors of this volume have tried to highlight the following contentions. First, both state and non-state actors are culpable when it comes to reproducing terrorism, although as a policy the state was the first to institutionalize it. Second, the colonial state was notorious when it came to reproducing terrorism, not merely for channelizing its coercive machineries but for institutionalizing terrorism as a matter of state policy. Third, non-state terrorism during the colonial era remained qualitatively different from the post-colonial era mainly for the practice of keeping out civil society from influencing state policy. Fourth, state’s policy of counter-terrorism proved more counter-productive in tackling non-state terrorism. Fifth, modern weapons technology has virtually reconceptualized terrorism, not only nationally but also internationally. Sixth, while the state resorted to terrorism mainly for containing the power of dissenting subalterns, the latter also through acts of terrorism found convenient to project its grievances against the state. Seventh, misgovernance of the state, marginality of communities, and national deprivation, all contribute directly to the reproduction of non-state terrorism. Finally, globalization has provided fresh impetus to terrorism in terms of international networks and the supply of materials.
    ISBN: 817304659X
    Publisher: MANOHAR
    Subtitle: BEYOND STATIST DISCOURSES
    Author: IMTIAZ AHMED

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  • SMALL ARMS AND THE SECURITY DEBATE IN SOUTH ASIA


    ISBN: 817046255
    Publisher: MANOHAR PUBLICATIONS
    Subtitle: RCSS POLICY STUDIES 33
    Author: SALMA MALIK

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  • MUSLIM SAINTS OF SOUTH ASIA


    ISBN: 0415317649
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: THE ELEVENTH TO FIFTEEN CENTURIES
    Author: ANNA SUVOROVA

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  • DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP IN SOUTH ASIA

    In reaction to British imperialism during the 19th and 20th centuries, Indian Muslims and Hindus imagined and invented their separate and distinct religious communities and communal nationalisms. These were institutionalized in the subcontinent’s political systems by the British government in collaboration with Indian politicians. Stem argues that this production of communalism has been crucial in structuring the composition and organization of South Asia’s politically dominant classes, and that they, in turn, have been crucial in determining parliamentary democracy’s growth or atrophy on the subcontinent.
    ISBN: 0275970418
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle: DOMINANT CLASSES AND POLITICAL OUTCOMES IN INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND BANGLADESH
    Author: ROBERT W. STERN

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  • RELIGION AND POLITICAL CONFLICT IN SOUTH ASIA

    One of the most surprising developments of the last 20 years has been the proliferation of aggressive political movements linked to religion. This timely collection of studies by internationally known scholars offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the interplay between religion and politics in predominantly Hindu India, Islamic Pakistan, and Buddhist Sri Lanka. The authors challenge traditional stereotypes and interpretations of South Asian religion and political conflict and give close attention to the impact of socio-economic conditions in defining religious culture and political action.
    ISBN: 031327309X
    Publisher: GREENWOOD PRESS
    Subtitle: INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND SRI LANKA
    Author: DOUGLAS ALLEN

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  • RE-IMAGINING BORDER STUDIES IN SOUTH ASIA


    ISBN: 9780367337186
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: DHANANJAY TRIPATHI

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  • RE-INTERROGATING CIVIL SOCIETY IN SOUTH ASIA


    ISBN: 9780815385264
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES FROM INDIA, PAKISTAN AND BANGLADESH
    Author: RUBYA MEHDI

     48,051
  • POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN SOUTH ASIA


    ISBN: 9780815360445
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: ALI RIAZ

     46,460
  • DEMOCRACY AND AUTHORITARIANISM IN SOUTH ASIA

    In a comparative and historical study of the interplay between democratic politics and authoritarian states in post-colonial South Asia, Ayesha Jalal explains how a common British colonial legacy led to apparently contrast-ing patterns of political development democracy in India and military authoritarianism in Pakistan and Bangladesh. The analysis shows how, despite differences in form, central political authority in each state came to zonfront broadly comparable threats from regional and linguistic dis-sidence, religious and sectarian strife, as well as class and caste conflicts. By comparing and contrasting state structures and political processes, the author evaluates and redefines democracy, citizenship, sovereignty and the nation-state, arguing for a more decentralized governmental structure better able to arbitrate between ethnic and regional movements. This original and provocative study will challenge students and scholars in the field to rethink traditional concepts of democracy and authoritarianism in South Asia.
    ISBN: 9789699988875
    Publisher: PEACE PUBLICATION
    Subtitle: A COMPRARATIVE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
    Author: AYESHA JALAL

     1,695
  • SEPARATIST VIOLENCE IN SOUTH ASIA


    ISBN: 9781138926547
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
    Author: MATTHEW J. WEBB

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  • ISSUES IN PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY

    This book is about understanding Pakistan’s structural transformation over six decades in a political economy framework. The author examines how and where such transformations have taken place in the economy, society, in class and gender relations, in manifestations of consumerism and culture, and in other ways. He assesses Pakistan’s trajectory of economic and political development and focuses on an economic and social history of Pakistan, using a political economy framework to examine the nature of this structural transformation. The book follows the narrative of the evolution of Pakistan’s social, economic and even political dispensation over many decades, highlighting key developments and events. As has happened so many times in Pakistan’s history, events with unintended consequences have shaped developments. Yet, social and economic change has also been somewhat anticipated and predictable, giving rise to relatively more certain outcomes. The immense growth of urban populations, of a middle class, and of a buoyant informal sector, alongside the breakdown of state authority and state institutions, has been unfolding almost expectantly. The previous trend of the ‘urbanization of everybody’, seems to have morphed into an ‘urbanization with informalization’, with the co-movements of urbanization and informal relations of production and exchange perhaps dominating social and political interaction. What this means for subsequent developments remains uncertain.

    Issues in Pakistan’s Economy: A Political Economy Perspective will interest serious scholars of Pakistan’s economic history and its developments, as well as those who seek to understand how social and economic processes have an impact on numerous outcomes and forms of structural transformation, and how, in a political economy perspective, state and society evolve.


    ISBN: 9780199401833
    Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Subtitle: A POLITICAL ECONOMY PERSPECTIVE – 3RD ED
    Author: S. AKBAR ZAIDI

     1,995
  • SOUTH ASIA 2011


    ISBN: 9781857435726
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: EUROPA REGIONAL SURVEYS OF THE WORLD – 8TH ED
    Author: JILLIAN O’BRIEN

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  • PERCEPTION, POLITICS AND SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIA

    This book provides a detailed examination of the compound crisis between India and Pakistan that brought the region to the brink of a nuclear war in 1990 and places the crisis in the context of concurrent international events.
    ISBN: 041530797X
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle: THE COMPOUND CRISIS OF 1990
    Author: P. R. CHARI

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  • GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN SOUTH ASIA

    ISBN: Y3897 – Hardback
    Publisher: PROGRESSIVE PUBLISHERS
    ISBN: Y2810
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: PAKISTAN, INDIA, BANGLADESH AND SRILANKA, NEPAL, BHUTAN, THE MALDIVES
    Author: CRAIG BAXTER

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