Across the Line of Control: Inside Azad Kashmir

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Columbia University Press, Feb 21, 2012 - History - 176 pages
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Beyond the Line of Control examines Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir or Azad Kashmir. It is a timely work given both contemporary political developments in the Kashmir region and the paucity of literature on Azad Kashmir itself. The volume usefully provides an up to date analysis of the region along with material on its Muslim diaspora community which forms a significant element of the ‘Pakistani’ diaspora in Britain. All of these subjects have been relatively under-researched with more emphasis usually being placed on the Kashmir Valley and its inhabitants. The volume thus seeks to explain the history of Azad Kashmir since 1947 and to reveal its relations both with the wider Kashmir dispute and the Pakistan state. This understanding is grounded in an analysis which draws on both documentary evidence and personal testimony.

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