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The founding of Pakistan : an annotated bibliography /
Roger D. Long.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1998.
description
xv, 327 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0810835576 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1998.
isbn
0810835576 (alk. paper)
general note
Includes indexes.
catalogue key
2390911
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Appeared in Choice on 1999-02:
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the independence of India and Pakistan in 1997 has sparked interest in the fragmentation of the British Raj into its two successor states. Long's timely work primarily provides access to the political context of partition. After an initial brief section of reference compendiums, the work has four sections: political studies, provincial studies, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and biographical studies. Author and subject indexes conclude the work. The political studies section dominates the work and provides over half the entries. The provincial studies deal with Baluchistan, Bengal, Kashmir, North-West Frontier Province, Punjab, Sind, and the United Provinces. The Jinnah section with a modest 109 entries on the Father of Pakistan serves to document aspects of this complex personality. The final section devotes one or two citations each (a few entries have more) to 89 individuals associated with the freedom movement or the founding of Pakistan. Although hardly definitive, this guide is certainly a helpful introductory work. D. C. Johnson; University of Minnesota
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A useful contribution for it allows the novice to see at a glance where objective commentary might be compromised. The most modest reference collection ever written.
Long's timely work primarily provides access to the political context of partition...this guide is certainly a helpful introductory work.
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This bibliography contains resources related to the founding of Pakistan, collected from the vantage point of the fiftieth anniversary of partition, August, 1997. The call for the creation of Pakistan began in the 1940s--some Indian Muslims were nervous about living in a state in which the overwhelming political control would be in the hands of the Hindu majority. In 1947 India was partitioned and the state of Pakistan was created. What ensued was terrible ethnic violence and cultural strain as Hindus and Muslims clashed. Those conflicts still inform the relations between the two countries, as each eyes the other warily over important and sometimes deadly issues. This fact was dramatically highlighted by the tension over India's recent testing of fissible material and Pakistan's own ballistic missile tests. The histories of the formation of Pakistan that are collected in this book are numerous in their perspectives. They include the views of imperial historians, world systems theorists, world historians, Marxists, British historians, and subalternists. In addition there are constitutional historians, historians of the much maligned "Cambridge school," historians of communalism, as well as biographers and novelists. The wide range of this important historical collection makes it essential to scholars and students of Asian history. It provides a wealth of detailed information about one of the most ambitious and successful colonial independence movements in the world, and broaches the difficult questions surrounding religion and ethnicity, and their intersection with the state.
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Contains resources related to the founding of Pakistan, collected from the vantage point of the fiftieth anniversary of partition, August, 1997.

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