Jammu and Kashmir, the Cold War and the West

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Taylor & Francis, Apr 27, 2012 - Social Science - 276 pages
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This book re-examines the multifaceted reality of the Kashmir problem. The state of Jammu and Kashmir had acceded to India soon after India’s partition. Pakistan laid claim to it waged wars with India to wrest it. The various decisions taken by the USA and Britain in conjunction with India and Pakistan as to how Kashmir should be governed are discussed.

Studying the spread of communism, the book makes extensive use of primary resources available in India and the UK. The principal object of the author is to locate conflict in Kashmir within the international politics of the time, during the Cold War, and especially in the context of India’s relationship with the UK.

The narratives of the discourse throw light on the varied and salient features of the problem. These have been enriched by an in-depth analysis based on the writings, notes and correspondence of distinguished British and Indian politicians and statesmen. The author has also consulted public documents on US foreign relations as well as other studies. This study explores myths about the Kashmir problem, reinforcing known and unknown truths.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Postcolonial Relations
15
II Cold War Politics and Indias Relations with the West
115
III Dialogues of Hope
167
Epilogue
235
Bibliography
246
Index
255
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About the author (2012)

D. N. Panigrahi was formerly Visiting Professor, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi. He has been Professor of History with NCERT, New Delhi, Director, Parliament Research Service, Parliament House, New DSelhi, and a lecturer at the University of Delhi. He has a Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and has published six books, including India’s Partition: the Story of Imperialism in Retreat (2004) and G. B. Pant: a Profile in Courage (1988).

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