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Pakistan: The Eye of the Storm 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0300097603
ISBN-10: 0300097603
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From Publishers Weekly

Yale, which presciently gave us Taliban, by Ahmed Rashid, now brings out a study of another crucial country in Central and South Asia. Former BBC correspondent Jones looks at the battle with India over Kashmir ("the single most significant reason for Pakistan's chronic instability") and argues that most Pakistanis want to live in a free and tolerant state, not a theocracy. He considers the future of General Pervez Musharraf's attempt to undo the "Islamization" initiated by his predecessor, General Mohammed Zia ul Haq. Illus.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Pakistan emerges here as a nation divided religiously, ethnically, politically, and geopolitically. This thematic study of its 55-year history moves from the roots struck by founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah and the Muslim League at the time of independence in 1947 to its current leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Along the way, Jones treats the bomb and India, the Kashmir dispute, the nation's ethnic and political divisions, its three wars with India, and its changing role from Taliban supporter to antagonist. Jones lived in Pakistan from 1998 to 2001 as a BBC correspondent and draws from his experiences to craft a well-written, insightful, and critical journalistic history. He concludes that even barring Musharraf's assassination, little realistic hope can be awarded Pakistan's future, given the depth of the society's social, religious, and political divisions. Highly recommended.
John F. Riddick. Central Michigan Univ. Lib., Mount Pleasant
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (August 22, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300097603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300097603
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,540,939 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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