Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War

Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War

by Victoria Schofield

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How has the valley of Kashmir, famed for its beauty and tranquility, become the focus of a dispute with the potential for nuclear conflict? How does the Kashmir separatist movement challenge the integrity of the Indian state and threaten the stability of a region of tremendous strategic importance? As Pakistan and India square up for what may become a major regional conflict, Victoria Schofield's timely book examines the Kashmir question, from the period when the valley was an independent kingdom to its current status as a battleground for two of the world's newest nuclear powers: India and Pakistan. Schofield now traces the origins of the conflict in the 19th century and explains the serious issues that divide India and Pakistan and assesses the military positions of both states as their troops mass along the border.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848851054
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/15/2010
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Victoria Schofield is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of: 'The United Nations'; 'Every Rock, Every Hill'; 'The North-West Frontier and Afghanistan'; 'Bhutto: Trial and Execution'.

Table of Contents

* Maps
• Acknowledgements
• Preface to New Edition
• Preface
• Introduction
• Part One: River of Kings
• Ancient Kashmir
• Monarchs and Demons, 1586-1819
• Part Two: British Overlords
• Sikh Conquest, 1819
• Kashmir for Sale, 1846
• Dogras in Perpetuity
• An English Fortress
• Part Three: The Mirage of Independence
• Enter the Lion
• Standstill in 1947
• Jihad
• Special Status
• Part Four: Vale of Tears
• Diplomacy and War
• An Explosive Situation
• Closure of the Vale, 1990
• Hearts and Minds
• Conclusion
• Afterword
• Glossary
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index *

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