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The Kashmir Question : Retrospect and Prospect - Sumit Ganguly

The Kashmir Question

Retrospect and Prospect

Paperback Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9780714684390
Number Of Pages: 218

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India, which had been created as a civic polity, initially sought to hold on to this Muslim-majority state to demonstrate its secular credentials. Pakistan, in turn, had laid claim to Kashmir because it had been created as the homeland for the Muslims of South Asia. After the break-up of Pakistan in 1971 the Pakistani irredentist claim to Kashmir lost substantial ground. If Pakistan could not cohere on the basis of religion alone it had few moral claims on its co-religionists in Kashmir. Similarly, in the 1980s, as the practice of Indian secularism was eroded, India's claim to Kashmir on the grounds of secularism largely came apart. Today their respective claims to Kashmir are mostly on the basis of statecraft. This title provides a comprehensive assessment of a number of different facets of the on-going dispute over Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Among other matters, it examines the respective endgames of both states, the evolution of American policy toward the dispute, the dangers of nuclear esculation in the region and the state of the insurgency in the Indian-controlled portion of the disputed state.

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
India's "Potential" Endgame in Kashmirp. 14
Pakistan's Endgame in Kashmirp. 34
Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir in Theory and Practicep. 55
US Policy and the Kashmir Dispute: Prospects for Resolutionp. 89
Politics, Proximity, and Paranoia: The Evolution of Kashmir as a Nuclear Flashpointp. 117
Kashmir and Tibet: Comparing Conflicts, States, and Solutionsp. 145
Kashmir: All Tactics, No Strategyp. 181
Abstractsp. 203
Notes on Contributorsp. 206
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780714684390
ISBN-10: 0714684392
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.68 x 14.48  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1