Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace

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This book traces the origins, and provides the most complete account, of the insurgency that has racked the Indian-controlled portion (about two-thirds) of Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. The first theoretically grounded account, it is based on extensive interviews with government officials, Kashmiri activists, journalists, members of nongovernmental organizations, and military personnel in India, Pakistan, and the United States. Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by the linked ...
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Overview

This book traces the origins, and provides the most complete account, of the insurgency that has racked the Indian-controlled portion (about two-thirds) of Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. The first theoretically grounded account, it is based on extensive interviews with government officials, Kashmiri activists, journalists, members of nongovernmental organizations, and military personnel in India, Pakistan, and the United States. Ganguly's central argument is that the insurgency can be explained by the linked processes of political mobilization and institutional decay. In an attempt to woo the citizens of India's only Muslim-majority state, the national government in New Delhi dramatically helped expand literacy, mass media, and higher education in Jammu and Kashmir. These processes produced a generation of politically knowledgeable and sophisticated Kashmiris. Simultaneously, the national government, fearful of potential secessionist proclivities among the Kashmiris, systematically stultified the development of political institutions in the state. Unable to express dissent in an institutional context, this new generation of Kashmiris resorted to violence.
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"Like an investigative journalist, Ganguly has gotten into the trenches and his account is the result of extensive interviews with government officials, Kashmiri activists and militants, the media, members of nongovernmental organizations, and military personnel both in India and in Pakistan as well as those in the United States. Consequently, The Crisis in Kashmir is perhaps the most exhaustive contemporary study of the Kasmir dispute....Ganguly's book is recommended reading for any student of the Kashmir crisis." Aziz Haniffa, India Abroad

"This volume represents social science at its best. It is a detailed case study of the Kashmiri insurgency...based on extensive interviews with government officials, Kashmiri activists, journalists, and military personnel....The volume concludes with some sensible recommendations for moving toward a resolution of the crises." Foreign Affairs

"Both as an old fashioned narrative and as a rigorous theoretical endeavour it is outstanding." Outlook

"This volume represents social science at its best. It is a detailed case study..." Foreign Affairs

"...an excellent teaching resource....Essential for India specialists, political scientists, ethnicists, international theorists, and all levels of students, it can also be appreciated by general readers." R. Khator, Choice

"Sumit Ganguly's thoughtful Crisis in Kashmir analyzes political events in Kashmir since 1947 particularly well...Ganguly's book offers insightful surveys of the theoretical literature on ethnopolitical mobilization, political developments in Kashmir, and possible options and strategies for the Indian Government to follow." International Journal of Hindu Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521590662
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1997
  • Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Sumit Ganguly is the Rabindranath Tagore Professor of Indiana Cultures and Civilizations and Director of the India Studies Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He is an expert on the international relations of the countries of South Asia; ethnic, nationalist, and religious violence; and nuclear politics.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Map of the regional setting of Jammu and Kashmir
Map of Jammu and Kashmir
1 The Kashmir conundrum 1
2 Political mobilization and the onset of the insurgency 14
3 The past as contrast; or, The dog that didn't bark 43
4 Another war and Mrs. Gandhi's legacy 58
5 The proximate causes: The Rajiv-Farooq Accord and the outbreak of the insurgency 92
6 The crisis worsens 110
7 Strategies and options for resolving the crisis 131
Epilogue 151
App. 1 The Instrument of Accession of Jammu and Kashmir State (October 26, 1947) 157
App. 2 Article 370 of the Indian Constitution (1950) 160
App. 3 The Tashkent Agreement (January 10, 1966) 163
App. 4 The Simla Agreement (July 2, 1972) 166
App. 5 The principal Kashmiri insurgent groups: A profile 169
Index 173
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