Catalogue


India and Pakistan : continued conflict or cooperation? /
Stanley Wolpert.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
description
xv, 126 p. : map.
ISBN
9780520266773 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010.
isbn
9780520266773 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Historic roots of the problem -- The first Indo-Pakistani war -- The second Indo-Pakistani war -- The third Indo-Pakistani war and the birth of Bangladesh -- From the Simla summit to Zia's coup -- Afghanistan's impact on Indo-Pakistani relations -- Pakistan's proxy war and Kashmir's Azaadi revolution -- Recent attempts to resolve the escalating conflict -- The stalled peace process -- Potential solutions to the Kashmir conflict.
catalogue key
7235063
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Flap Copy
"Stanley Wolpert is one of our country's most prominent, prolific and insightful scholars writing about India and Pakistan's complex relationship, which has been too often defined by conflict and tragedy. His new work,India and Pakistan, is not only an illuminating survey of the countries' intertwined history but also a thoughtful, in-depth review of the issues that have divided India and Pakistan since their inception. This is an important book, written with the benefit of deep knowledge of the region and informed by incisive and erudite analysis."--Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Flap Copy
"Stanley Wolpert is one of our country's most prominent, prolific and insightful scholars writing about India and Pakistan's complex relationship, which has been too often defined by conflict and tragedy. His new work, India and Pakistan , is not only an illuminating survey of the countries' intertwined history but also a thoughtful, in-depth review of the issues that have divided India and Pakistan since their inception. This is an important book, written with the benefit of deep knowledge of the region and informed by incisive and erudite analysis."--Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York "Professor Stanley Wolpert's latest is a wonderfully lucid and succinct survey of the tangled web of India-Pakistan relations over the decades. Its high point is the last chapter on the potential solutions to the Kashmir conflict--a must read for the people and leaders of the two nations. It should be immediately translated."--Dilip K. Basu, University of California, Santa Cruz
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-06-01:
Wolpert (emer., UCLA), the US's most distinguished historian of South Asia, first visited India days after the assassination of Gandhi in 1948. He penned his first scholarly book, Tilak and Gokhale, in 1961, and this is his 15th. Along the way, he has written hugely acclaimed works on Pakistan's Mahomed Jinnah and Zulfi Bhutto, as well as the influential biographies Nehru (1996) and Gandhi's Passion (2001). His survey, A New History of India (CH, Nov'77), has sold in the hundreds of thousands and is now in its eighth edition (2009). Wolpert's historiography is imbued by pacifist commitment, as this book well indicates. The first nine chapters summarize the history of Kashmir and the tragic dispute, while chapter 10 lays out the conditions through which cooperation must replace continued conflict. The analysis is insightful and the conclusions are inspiring. While cognizant of the pitfalls, the author ends on an optimistic note: "the younger generations of both nations will surely prevail." Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. R. D. Long Eastern Michigan University
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An expert and brisk historical primer."
"An expert and brisk historical primer."-- New York Times Book Review
"Comprehensive perspective on the origin and nature of this urgent conflict."
"Comprehensive perspective on the origin and nature of this urgent conflict."-- Interaction / Bms Book News
"The analysis is insightful and the conclusions are inspiring."
"The analysis is insightful and the conclusions are inspiring."-- Choice
This item was reviewed in:
New York Times Full Text Review, January 2011
Choice, June 2011
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Main Description
Beginning in 1947, when "India and Pakistan were born to conflict," renowned India scholar Stanley Wolpert provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis. He concisely distills sixty-three years of complex history, tracing the roots of the relationship between these two antagonists, explaining the many attempts to resolve their disputes, and assessing the dominant political leaders. While the tragic Partition left many urgent problems, none has been more difficult than the problem over Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan. This intensely divisive issue has triggered two conventional wars, killed some 100,000 Kashmiris, and almost ignited two nuclear wars since 1998, when both India and Pakistan openly emerged as nuclear-weapon states. In addition to providing a comprehensive perspective on the origin and nature of this urgent conflict, Wolpert examines all the proposed solutions and concludes with a road map for a brighter future for South Asia.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Beginning in 1947, when 'India and Pakistan were born to conflict,' renowned India scholar Stanley Wolpert provides an authoritative, accessible primer on what is potentially the world's most dangerous crisis.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Historic Roots of the Problemp. 7
The First Indo-Pakistani Warp. 18
The Second Indo-Pakistani Warp. 29
The Third Indo-Pakistani War and the Birth of Bangladeshp. 37
From the Simla Summit to Zia's Coupp. 46
Afghanistan's Impact on Indo-Pakistani Relationsp. 54
Pakistan's Proxy War and Kashmir's Azaadi Revolutionp. 63
Recent Attempts to Resolve the Escalating Conflictp. 71
The Stalled Peace Processp. 81
Potential Solutions to the Kashmir Conflictp. 94
Notesp. 107
Select Bibliographyp. 113
Indexp. 119
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem