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  • REIMAGINING PAKISTAN

    Pakistan has meant different things to different people since its birth seven decades ago. Armed with nuclear weapons and dominated by the military and militants, it is variously described around the world as dangerous, unstable, a terrorist incubator and the land of the intolerant. Much of Pakistans dysfunction is attributable to an ideology tied to religion and to hostility with the country out of which it was carved out India. But 95 per cent of Pakistans 210 million people were born after Partition, as Pakistanis, and cannot easily give up on their home. In his book, Husain Haqqani; one of the most important commentators on Pakistan in the world today; calls for a bold re-conceptualization of the country. Reimagining Pakistan offers a candid discussion of Pakistans origins and its current failings, with suggestions for reconsidering its ideology, and identifies a national purpose greater than the rivalry with India. With the additional Afterword he has brought the narrative up to date.

     


    ISBN: 9789352777699
    Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: TRANSFORMING A DYSFUNCTIONAL NUCLEAR STATE
    Author: HUSAIN HAQQANI

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  • PAKISTAN’S DRIFT INTO EXTREMISM


    ISBN: 9780765614971
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    ALLAH, THE ARMY, AND AMERICA’S WAR ON TERROR
    Author: HASSAN ABBAS

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  • Set of 5 Books: Reportage, Comment & Analysis from 1988 to 2022 by Najam Sethi


    ISBN: Set-of-5-Titles-by-Najam-Sethi
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: NAJAM SETHI

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  • KARGIL COUP: PAKISTAN UNDER NAWAZ SHARIF 1997-1999

    This book covers the tumultuous second term of Nawaz Sharif that was cut short by the October Coup in 1999 which installed General Pervez Musharraf in power.

    It tells the inside story of how Sharif stripped President Farooq Leghari of his powers under Article 58-2B of the constitution, how he conspired with a clutch of Supreme Court judges to oust the Chief Justice, Sajjad Ali Shah, how he launched his “victimization” drive to put political oppositionists into prison, and then made a bid to become Amir ul Momineen standing above parliament.

    The momentous decision for “tit-for-tat” atomic tests was taken despite American pressure to desist, followed by a freezing of all foreign currency accounts and a round of sanctions by the international community.

    Undeterred, Sharif launched his “bus diplomacy” initiative to build fences with the Indian Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vagpayee, even as the military establishment was opposed to it and secretly planning the Kargil adventure. The end-game came in the autumn of 1999 after Sharif’s dash to Washington to persuade President Bill Clinton to negotiate an extraction of Pakistan’s military forces from Kargil, following which “humiliation” he determined to sack General Musharraf for the debacle. The “hijacking” of General Musharraf’s plane from the air culminated in a counter coup that brought the military back into the saddle for another decade.

    This is a breathless account of, and unique commentary on, those three fateful years that set the fitful ten year democratic revival in the 1990s back for a full decade.

    ISBN: 9789694026671

    AUTHOR: Najam Sethi
    ISBN: 9789694026671
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: REPORTAGE, COMMENT & ANALYSIS
    Author: NAJAM SETHI

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  • SAME PAGE: PAKISTAN UNDER IMRAN KHAN 2018-2022

    This is a blow by blow account of the Imran Khan regime 2018-2022 that promised so much and delivered so little.

    The “IK story” began in 2011 when Pakistan’s military establishment determined to secure a political alternative to the dynastic Bhutto-Sharif regimes that had alternated for over two decades. In 2014, the military prodded Imran to launch his narrative of “35 punctures”, a reference to the alleged “theft” of the 2013 elections that brought Nawaz Sharif to office. Winding its way through various long marches and dharnas to destabilise the Sharif regime, it roped in the Supreme Court under two Chief Justices of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar and Asif Khosa, to knock out Nawaz and culminated in the 2018 elections that were blatantly rigged to “select” Imran into office.

    This book charts Imran’s rise and fall, starting from the “Same Page” narrative of a firm partnership between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Army Chief, Qamar Javed Bajwa, that propped up his regime, to the time in 2021 when the same doctrine was abandoned after it became an acute embarrassment for the military and its chief.

    Interwoven into the fabric of Imran’s demagogic politics was the ruthless ambition of two generals, one of whom sought an extension in tenure (COAS General Bajwa) and the other an elevation to the post of army chief (DG-ISI General Faiz Hameed). In the event, this unholy team couldn’t manipulate the system to achieve its ends.

    This book charts the monthly miscalculations of Khan’s regime in the summer of 2021 after the transfer of General Faiz Hameed from the ISI to the Peshawar Corps, enabling the combined opposition to cobble the wherewithal of a successful No-Confidence Motion in April 2022 that finally felled Imran Khan.

    This book is an indispensable read for students of political science and history who wish to understand how even the best laid institutional plans of powerful people fall by the wayside at that altar of personal ambition.

    ISBN: 9789694026657

    AUTHOR: NAJAM SETHI
    ISBN: 9789694026657
    Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
    Subtitle: Reportage, Comment & Analysis
    Author: NAJAM SETHI

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  • DEVELOPMENT PATHWAYS

    Development Pathways presents evidence-based comparative analysis of economic and social developments in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh since they gained independence in 1947. Pakistan was further subdivided in 1971 when Bangladesh became independent. In 1947 these countries were mired in poverty, illiteracy, poor health status, underemployment, and rudimentary infrastructure. There was tremendous pessimism about the future economic sustenance of these countries.

    The development pathways adopted by each of these countries differed significantly but they each also went through paradigm shifts in their policies in the period 1990 onwards. All three countries started their journey with centrally planned state control of command heights of economy with Pakistan switching back and forth from liberalization, nationalization and once again liberalization. Institutional decay and frequent political changes brought about a major shift from a fast growing economy in the first forty years to becoming a laggard in the recent thirty year period. India adhered to its initial model until 1991 when it abolished License Raj, opened up the economy to the private sector, and attracted Foreign Direct Investment. India has been recording growth rates of 6-7 percent since then.

    Bangladesh also started its development journey by following a state-controlled model. However, political stability post 1990, continuity of economic policies across political regimes and liberalization widened the scope of the private sector and moved the growth trajectory significantly upwards.

    This study identifies critical success factors, and the risks and pain points for steering the future direction of these economies. This book would be of interest to policy practitioners, opinion makers, academics and researchers, and the students of Development Studies as it takes a multidisciplinary approach rather than a narrow lens of economic analysis.

    ISBN: 9786277626198

    AUTHOR: ISHRAT HUSAIN, SARAH NIZAMANI, SHAGUFTA SHABBAR, MASOOD AHMED SIDDIQUI
    ISBN: 9786277626198
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: INDIA | PAKISTAN | BANGLADESH 1947 – 2022
    Author: ISHRAT HUSAIN

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  • THE LAST MUGHAL

    Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize for History 2007 Bahadur Shah Zafar II, the last Mughal Emperor, was a mystic, a talented poet, and a skilled calligrapher, who, though deprived of real political power by the East India Company, succeeded in creating a court of great brilliance, and presided over one of the great cultural renaissances of Indian history. In 1857 it was Zafar’s blessing to a rebellion among the Company’s own Indian troops that transformed an army mutiny into the largest uprising the British Empire ever had to face. The Last Mughal is a portrait of the dazzling Delhi Zafar personified, and the story of the last days of the great Mughal capital and its final destruction in the catastrophe of 1857. Shaped from groundbreaking material, William Dalrymple’s powerful retelling of this fateful course of events is an extraordinary revisionist work with clear contemporary echoes. It is the first account to present the Indian perspective on the siege, and has at its heart the stories of the forgotten individuals tragically caught up in one of the bloodiest upheavals in history.

    ISBN: 9780143102434

    AUTHOR: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE
    ISBN: 9780143102434
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE FALL OF DELHI, 1857
    Author: WILLIAM DALRYMPLE

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  • PROUD AND PROSPEROUS PAKISTAN

    “After all Pakistan was the creation of one clever man, Jinnah: the differences between Karachi and New Delhi”

    ISBN: 9789692102186
    AUTHOR: DR ARSHAD MAHMOOD
    ISBN: 9789692102186
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: DR ARSHAD MAHMOOD

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  • KANSHIRAM

    Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits penned down by Badri Narayan is the biography of Kanshiram, Dalit leader and founder of the Bahujan Samaj Party. The book traces Kanshiram’ journey, from his early years in rural Punjab and his association with the followers of Ambedkar in Pune to the initiation of the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees’ Federation (BAMCEF) and the eventual establishment of the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1984. The author shows how Kanshiram influenced Dalits with his powerful speeches and cycle rallies. The book also provides insight into how Kanshiram struck opportunistic alliances with higher-caste parties to seize power for his people. The author has evocatively described his extraordinary relationship with Mayawati, and the great role she played in fulfilling his vision. Narayan also writes about the modifications Kanshiram made to Ambedkar’s ideas, while Ambedkar sought for complete eradication of the caste system, Kanshiram saw caste as a basis for creating a Dalit identity and a source of political empowerment. Authoritative and insightful, Kanshiram: Leader of the Dalits provides a rare portrait of a man who changed the face of the Dalit community in Indian politics.
    ISBN: 9780670085095
    AUTHOR: BADRI NARAYAN
    ISBN: 9780670085095
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: LEADER OF THE DALITS
    Author: BADRI NARAYAN

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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIA

    The “Brief History” series introduces readers to the dramatic events, notable people, and special customs and traditions that have shaped many of the world’s countries. Each engaging volume covers a specific country and offers a concise history of the struggles and triumphs of the peoples and cultures that have called that country home. Touching on factors as diverse as the development of the economy to the role of women in society to changes in the political landscape, these comprehensive volumes provide the key background information readers need to put current global events in historical perspective.

    ISBN: 9780816056583

    AUTHOR: JUDITH E. WALSH
    ISBN: 9780816056583
    Publisher: FACTS ON FILE
    Subtitle:
    Author: JUDITH E. WALSH

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  • JIHADISM IN PAKISTAN

    Pakistan is host to the largest concentration of jihadist groups in the world. Since the 1980s, the Pakistani state has been accused of sponsoring local jihadist groups and sending Pakistani volunteers to support them.

    This book is based on almost 114 interviews, conducted mainly in Urdu and Pashto, from within Al-Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups. It examines the relationship between the Pakistani security agencies and Al-Qaeda, and how they both became entangled and used by the local jihadists they were themselves trying to exploit. The interviews paint a picture of the shifting strategies and priorities of the different jihadi groups in the early 21st century, covering their ideological objectives, their agreements and disagreements over tactics, as well as pressure from rival militant groups and internal factionalism.

    The book is the most in-depth study of jihadism in Pakistan, and Antonio Giustozzi highlights the strategies global jihadists deployed after 9/11 and how Al-Qaeda tried to manage the largest jihadist group in Pakistan, the Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The book also covers other key issues in South Asian security, such as the impact of Islamic State on Al Qaeda’s power after 2014, why Al-Qaeda continue to back the TTP, and what is happening with the groups focused on taking jihad to Kashmir and India.

    ISBN: 9780755647385

    AUTHOR: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI
    ISBN: 9780755647385
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: AL-QAEDA, ISLAMIC STATE AND THE LOCAL MILITANTS
    Author: ANTONIO GIUSTOZZI

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  • THE EMPEROR JAHANGIR

    Jahangir was the fourth of the six “Great Mughals,” the oldest son of Akbar the Great, who extended the Mughal Empire across the Indian Subcontinent, and the father of Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal. Although an alcoholic and opium addict, his reputation marred by rebellion against his father, once enthroned the Emperor Jahangir proved to be an adept politician. He was also a thoughtful and reflective memoirist and a generous patron of the arts, responsible for an innovative golden age in Mughal painting.

    Through a close study of the seventeenth century Mughal court chronicles, The Emperor Jahangir sheds new light on this remarkable historical figure, exploring Jahangir’s struggle for power and defense of kingship, his addictions and insecurities, his relationship with his favourite wife, the Empress Nur Jahan, and with his sons, whose own failed rebellions bookended his reign.

    ISBN: 9780755640553

    AUTHOR: LISA BALABANLILAR
    ISBN: 9780755640553
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle: POWER AND KINGSHIP IN MUGHAL INDIA
    Author: LISA BALABANLILAR

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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF PAKISTAN

    Presents the major events, people, and traditions that have shaped Pakistan. This title includes coverage on the The land and its people; The Indus Valley Civilization; The Vedic Age in Pakistan; The Mogul Period; British rule; The struggle for independence; Partition; Civilian and military rule; and, Islamization of Pakistan.

    ISBN: 9780816061853

    AUTHOR: FAWAZ A. GERGES
    ISBN: 9780816061853
    Publisher: FACTS ON FILE
    Subtitle:
    Author: FAWAZ A. GERGES

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  • AURANGZEB

    Aurangzeb Alamgir (r. 1658-1707), the sixth Mughal emperor, is widely reviled in India today. Hindu hater, murderer and religious zealot are just a handful of the modern caricatures of this maligned ruler. While many continue to accept the storyline peddled by colonial-era thinkers-that Aurangzeb, a Muslim, was a Hindu-loathing bigot-there is an untold side to him as a man who strove to be a just, worthy Indian king.

    In this bold and captivating biography, Audrey Truschke enters the public debate with a fresh look at the controversial Mughal emperor.

    ISBN: 9780143442714

    AUTHOR: AUDREY TRUSCHKE
    ISBN: 9780143442714
    Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE MAN AND THE MYTH
    Author: AUDREY TRUSCHKE

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  • TIGER

    He was the most feared Indian of his time. But to his subjects he was a strong and just king and to his family, a loving son and father. From his daring military exploits to his practice of recording his dreams, this book brings the controversial Tipu Sultan vividly to life.

    ISBN: 9781905837878

    AUTHOR: KATE BRITTLEBANK
    ISBN: 9781905837878
    Publisher: CLARITAS BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE LIFE OF TIPU SULTAN
    Author: KATE BRITTLEBANK

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  • TAPESTRY

    Tapestry traces the evolution of women’s struggles throughout Pakistan’s socio-political history. It brings to the younger generation the heritage of the brave women and their courageous movements as they fought against repression and social discrimination to achieve the rights and space we enjoy today. The book establishes the continuity of past struggles with those of today by building an understanding of their strategies as they evolved. The dominant strategic trends are referred to as ‘Strands’. Seven have been identified and analyzed to improve our understanding of the ways women have modified their use of collective agency to match the political environment. Tapestry presents Pakistan’s political history as the main context against which women’s collective actions and the resultant reforms are presented. Close-ups of individual women have been included to deepen the reader’s understanding of women’s’ lives and the resistance they faced. These vignettes complement the description of the larger trends with the realities faced by individuals on the ground. Although not a thorough documentation of all the women and their movements, this book serves to introduce how women of different eras in Pakistan’s history dealt with their own collective issues while building a base for the women of today.

    author:  Fouzia Saeed

    ISBN: 9789697160761
    ISBN: 9789697160761
    Publisher: LIGHTSTONE PUBLISHERS
    Subtitle: STRANDS OF WOMEN’S STRUGGLES WOVEN INTO THE HISTORY OF PAKISTAN
    Author: FOUZIA SAEED

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  • BATTLE HONOUR CHHAMB

    “Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “Major Guleri (`A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had. But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforcement as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners?
    “Since the night it (28 Cavalry: Author) had arrived in the Sector, the regiment had been constantly in operation and within a span of five days; it had launched three attacks. For young regiment that went into battle with only 31 tanks, it had performed well above expectations.” At the Forward Edge of Battle: A History of Pakistan Armoured Corps Major General Syed Ali Hamid (Retired)

    Author: (M), LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

    ISBN: 9789692341608
    ISBN: 9789692341608
    Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
    Subtitle: 1971 PAKISTAN-INDIA WAR HISTORY OF 28 CAVALRY
    Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

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  • STEEDS OF WAR

    “On the 6th enemy again mounted a series of attacks on 5 Sikh. Its company holding the ring contour Point 303 (Point 994: Author) had very stoutly and tenaciously fighting off enemy attacks ever since the night of 3 December, without any relief in sight. It is reported that in this rather depressing scenario a rumour was spread in the company saying, “Bhaj ja, Bhaj ja, painth wich wi istrah hoya siga” – run away, run away, in 1965 the same thing happened”. The company lifted from its defences …” India-Pakistan War 1971: Military Triumph and Political Failure Major General Kuldip Singh Bajwa
    “Chhamb was finally entered by 28 Cavalry at about 0900 hours.” The Pakistan Army 1966-71 Major General Shaukat Riza (Retired) “The Pakistanis claim to have collected a squadron’s worth of tanks abandoned on the west of the river. … The permanent loss of tactically and economically valuable territory on the west of the Munawar Tawi was the most serious reverse suffered in the 1971 War.” The Indian Armour: History of the Indian Armoured Corps (1947-1971) Major General Gurcharn Singh Sandhu “Major Guleri. (‘A’ Company, 9 Jat: Author) and his boys fought to repulse the enemy tank assault (28 Cavalry: Author), with whatever they had But the enemy tanks operating with impunity proved more than a match for them. … Major Guleri repeated his request on radio for permission to withdraw as the enemy tanks were closing in on his company from all sides. He was, however, told to check whether he was not mistaking own tanks sent as reinforceMent as that of the enemy. He replied, “Cannot mistake my own tanks, as these tanks 7: require no identification. They are firing on me and I am suffering very heavy casualties”. The last transmission from Major Guleri was again his request for a withdrawal when he reported that enemy tanks were only 300 yards from him. Major Guleri and his men stood firmly. … After heavy fighting, this gallant officer and his men were taken prisoners …”

    ISBN: 9789692341615

    AUTHOR: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN, HI, HI (MI), (RETIRED)

     
    ISBN: 9789692341615
    Publisher: THE ARMY PRESS
    Subtitle: BATTLE OF CHHAMB 1971 PAKISTAN – INDIA WAR
    Author: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ISRAR AHMAD GHUMMAN

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  • FIGHTING HYBRID

    This book covers the myriad hybrid threats that Pakistan faces daily and provides recommendations for dealing with these threats. It will thus educate the readers in general, and the policymakers in particular, enabling them to arrive at more prudent decisions about Pakistan’s national security. The book begins by explaining the evolution of war over generations and the rise of hybrid warfare to the central stage. It then gives leading international perspectives about hybrid wars including the US, Chinese, European arid Indian perspectives, thereafter dissecting hybrid warfare, laying out its strands and domains for study. The book then distinguishes between hybrid warfare and other contemporary war concepts such as irregular warfare, grey zone conflicts, political warfare, compound warfare, and unrestricted warfare. Case studies including Ukraine, Crimea, Peloponnesian, and the 1971 wars have been covered, showing hybrid strands at work. The hybrid war against Pakistan has been explained in detail, exploring the geo-political context of the conflict, and how the Thucydides Trap induces further conflict. Threats to Pakistan have been elucidated in each domain, be it diplomatic, economic, military, or any other domain. Finally, concrete recommendations have been formulated at the geostrategic, national and military levels to tackle this hydra.

    Author: MIAN NADIR SULAIMAN

    ISBN: 9789692107877
    ISBN: 9789692107877
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle: THE COMING OF HYBRID WARFARE & THE THREATS TO PAKISTAN
    Author: MIAN NADIR SULAIMAN

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  • SECURING PAKISTAN

    This book is a major contribution to the study of critical dimensions of Pakistan’s epic struggle against the menace of terrorism and violent extremism. It comprehensively constructs the genealogy of (counter)terrorism from the institutional perspectives, both hard and soft. Such an insight offers a promising entry point for students and researchers to explore the political and social trends affecting the counter violent extremism and terrorism landscape in Pakistan.

    Author: MUHAMMAD MAKKI, TUGHRAL YAMIN

    ISBN:  9789696379652
    ISBN: 9789696379652
    Publisher: PARAMOUNT BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: MUHAMMAD MAKKI

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