The United States and India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

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The first edition of this work appeared in 1953. The Foreign Service Journal greeted it as a "basic work" and the New York Times Book Review hailed it as "unquestionably the best and most balanced account of India and Pakistan."

The second edition appeared in 1963 and received an equally warm welcome. The Times of India said, "It provides the historical perspective, and discusses the present-day social, economic, and political problems with ...

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Overview

The first edition of this work appeared in 1953. The Foreign Service Journal greeted it as a "basic work" and the New York Times Book Review hailed it as "unquestionably the best and most balanced account of India and Pakistan."

The second edition appeared in 1963 and received an equally warm welcome. The Times of India said, "It provides the historical perspective, and discusses the present-day social, economic, and political problems with knowledge, sympathy, and acumen."

Between 1963 and 1972 the two nations of India and Pakistan made a number of important governmental, political, economic, and cultural changes. They had to meet crises caused by forces of nature as well as crises originating in their own institutions. Democratic processes advanced in India; they were repudiated in Pakistan and the repudiation led to the civil war in East Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh. W. Norman Brown covers all of this and more in his fresh look at the subcontinent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674924468
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1972
  • Series: American Foreign Policy Library Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr. Brown was chairman of South Asia Regional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania from that department's creation in 1947 until 1966. He is retired President of the American Institute of Indian Studies.
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Table of Contents

1. The Indian Subcontinent Today

2. The Traditional Heritage

3. Effects of British Rule

4. The Will To Be Free

5. The Leader of Revolt

6. The Winning of Independence

7. Hindu-Muslim Communalism

8. The Creation of Pakistan

9. Sequel to Partition

10. The Quarrel over Kashmir

11. The Birth of Bangladesh

12. Internal Political Developments

13. Political Parties

14. Social Progress and Problems

15. Population, Production, and Prosperity

16. Foreign Relations

17. Relations with the United States

Statistical Appendices

Suggested Reading

Index

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