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India and Pakistan

Continued Conflict or Cooperation?

Stanley Wolpert

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Regional- und Ländergeschichte

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Beginning in 1947, when "India and Pakistan were born to conflict," renowned India scholar Stanley Wolpert provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis. He concisely distills sixty-three years of complex history, tracing the roots of the relationship between these two antagonists, explaining the many attempts to resolve their disputes, and assessing the dominant political leaders. While the tragic Partition left many urgent problems, none has been more difficult than the problem over Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan. This intensely divisive issue has triggered two conventional wars, killed some 100,000 Kashmiris, and almost ignited two nuclear wars since 1998, when both India and Pakistan openly emerged as nuclear-weapon states. In addition to providing a comprehensive perspective on the origin and nature of this urgent conflict, Wolpert examines all the proposed solutions and concludes with a road map for a brighter future for South Asia.

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gandhi, bangladesh, raj, sikh, coup, simla summit, indian parliament, south asia, islam, empire, religious sects, social issues, nuclear conflict, political science, hinduism, nuclear strikes, war, diplomacy, partition, south asian history, zia, pandits, nuclear weapons, azaadi, indo pakistani war, hate, peace, pakistan, 1947 partition, india, history, history of pakistan and india, religion, revolution, rape, terrorism, british colonialism, kashmir, religious war, war crimes, afghanistan, nonfiction, nuclear war, suicide bombing, jammu