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Jammu and Kashmir, the cold war and the West /
D.N. Panigrahi.
imprint
New Delhi : Rouledge, 2009.
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ix, 265 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780415544573
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imprint
New Delhi : Rouledge, 2009.
isbn
9780415544573
abstract
On the conflict of Kashmir and India's relationship with Great Britain and United States.
catalogue key
7123904
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-254) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-04-01:
The problem of Jammu and Kashmir has been a festering wound in the relationship between India and Pakistan since the creation of the two countries in 1947. Since then, this beautiful area has been turned into a site of bloody contestation. Panigrahi (formerly, Jamia Milia University, New Delhi) examines the early years of the conflict (1947-64) from within a wider context of international perceptions and interests. He argues that Cold War concerns about containing Soviet expansionism dominated Western thinking in those years, cemented the alliance between the UK and US, and encouraged them to favor Pakistan over India, which ultimately proved to be unhelpful in resolving the issue. This tilt was partly driven by the West's discomfort with Nehru's "non-alignment" policies, but largely by the calculation that cultivating Pakistan's friendship would lead to better leverage in the Muslim world and easier access to Middle Eastern oil. The argument may not be novel, but it is buttressed by references to many primary sources, public documents, and the private papers of several British policy makers. However, the book suffers from an occasional typo, some awkward writing, and a subtle but clear bias toward the Indian position. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate, research, and professional collections. A. Ahmad Black Hills State University
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Library of Congress Summary
On the conflict of Kashmir and India's relationship with Great Britain and United States.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text re-examines the multifaceted reality of the Kashmir problem. Studying the spread of communism, it makes extensive use of primary resources available in India and the UK.
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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.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Jammu and Kashmir: Post-colonial Relations
Jammu and Kashmir: Geopolitical and Strategic Position and Anglo-US Involvement
The Accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India
Plebiscite
The Kashmir Question in the Security Council
Cold War Politics and India's Relations with the West
Beginning of the Cold War and the United States and India
Britain and India: Post-colonial Relations
Dialogues of Hope
Indo-Pak Dialogue on Kashmir
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index
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