The Crisis in Kashmir: Portents of War, Hopes of Peace

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April 2006



Tracing the origins of the insurgency that has wracked the Indian-controlled portion of Jammu and Kashmir since 1989.


Acknowledgements; Introduction; Maps; 1. The Kashmir conundrum; 2. Political mobilization and the onset of the insurgency; 3. The past as contrast; or, the dog that didn't bark; 4. Another war and Mrs. Gandhi's legacy; 5. The proximate causes: the Rajiv-Farooq accord and the outbreak of the insurgency; 6. The crisis worsens; 7. Strategies and options for resolving the crisis; Epilogue; Appendices; Index.


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.


'Scholarly discourse on Kashmir is mostly confined to two broad schools of thought: one favours the Indian-held Muslim majority province's goal of secession from India, while the other confronts the issue of secessionism and its legality, with the aim, very often, of providing support for the purpose of keeping Kashmir in the Indian federation. <=umit Ganguly's Crisis in Kashmir is a welcome departure from the dual approach to the problem. ... The core of the book is a balanced picture of the ongoing Kashmiri uprising since the late 1980s. What I found especially interesting is the chapter on strategies and Options for Resolving the Crisis. Ganguly's book is also noteworthy for the inclusion in the appendix of four important documents that have shaped the history of modern Kashmir.' Commonwealth and Comparative Politics 'This volume represents social science at its best.' Foreign Affairs 'The conflict in Kashmir ... has precipitated two interstate wars and retains the potential to be the cause of another - this time between a nuclear-armed Pakistan and India. <=umit Ganguly's brief study provides a dispassionate examination of the conflict.' Current History 'Ganguly's book is a cool, controlled survey of Kashmir's recent political history, expressed in the vocabulary of political mobilization theory, followed by a review of feasible solutions.' Times Higher Education Supplement 'Essential for India specialists, political scientists, ethnicists, international theorists, and all levels of students, it can also be appreciated by general readers.' Choice '<=umit Ganguly has produced the fullest account yet of the causes and character of the Kashmir rebellion on the 1990s. Without dogma or predisposition, his analysis illuminates the sources and structure of a neglected, dangerous conflict.' Washington Post
EAN: 9780521655668
ISBN: 0521655668
Untertitel: 'Woodrow Wilson Center Press'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2006
Seitenanzahl: 204 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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