Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions Since 1947 / Edition 1

Conflict Unending: India-Pakistan Tensions Since 1947 / Edition 1

by Sumit Ganguly
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231123698

ISBN-13: 2900231123692

Pub. Date: 03/27/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan have received renewed attention of late. Since their genesisin 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas.

Overview

The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan have received renewed attention of late. Since their genesisin 1947, the nations of India and Pakistan have been locked in a seemingly endless spiral of hostility over the disputed territory of Kashmir. Ganguly asserts that the two nations remain mired in conflict due to inherent features of their nationalist agendas. Indian nationalist leadership chose to hold on to this Muslim-majority state to prove that minorities could thrive in a plural, secular polity. Pakistani nationalists argued with equal force that they could not part with Kashmir as part of the homeland created for the Muslims of South Asia. Ganguly authoritatively analyzes why hostility persists even after the dissipation of the pristine ideological visions of the two states and discusses their dual path to overt acquisition of nuclear weapons, as well as the current prospects for war and peace in the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900231123692
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/27/2002
Series:
Published in association with the Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Relationship of Unremitting Hostility?
1. The First Kashmir War
2. The Second Kashmir War
3. The Bangladesh War
4. From Crisis to Crisis
5. The Nuclear Dimension
6. The Kargil War
Epilogue: A Restive Relationship Enters a New Century
Appendices


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