The Kashmir problem

a historical survey. by Alastair Lamb

Publisher: Praeger in New York

Written in English
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  For two weeks, Kashmir, India’s sole Muslim-majority state, has existed in a surreal state of nonexistence. Since a presidential decree abolished the state, revoked its autonomy and partitioned.   With his mantra of 'Insaniyat, 'Jamhooriyat' and 'Kashmiriyat', former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee endeared himself to the people of Kashmir who finally saw a . Solving Kashmir is a treatise on the Kashmir imbroglio that gives a deep insight into the myriad facets of the dispute in the State of JandK. It brings into focus the historical perspective, the geo-strategic and geo-political imperatives, as also the interests of the world powers and other regional players especially Pakistan and to an extent China.   A day after Jammu and Kashmir saw a high turnout in its first elections since the abrogation of Article and bifurcating the erstwhile state .

  Our over seven-decade long Kashmir policy has yielded just one tangible achievement for Pakistan: Kashmir has continued to remain a disputed territory for . 2 days ago  India's Kashmir problem is getting worse. Michael Safi Economist With The Long Standoff Between India and Pakistan, Kashmir Uses the Territory As A Shield. A Bibliography of Books about Kashmir Here is a brief bibliography of books about Kashmir to help you learn more about this beautiful paradise on earth, which has been burning for over a half-century now. Most of the Kashmir terrorists get in touch with Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists while they are trained together in Muslims seminars. The Kashmir issue has been one of the biggest conflicts in the Far East since The Indian-Pakistani actions against each other over the years did not bring results.

The insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir (also Kashmiri Insurgency, or Kashmir Intifada) is an uprising or revolt against the Indian administration of Jammu and Kashmir, a region constituting the southern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since Jammu and Kashmir, long a breeding ground of separatist ambitions, has been. Kashmir had always wanted to be independent and it was for this reason that Maharaja Hari Singh, the Hindu ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, did not want J&K to accede either to India or Pakistan. USIP Jennings Randolph Fellows Dr. Tara Kartha and Ambassador Jalil Jilani look at the latest crisis in Kashmir from their respective views. Dr. Kartha was a member of India’s National Security Council for 15 years and has over 30 years’ experience in national security policy. Amb. Jilani, a career Pakistani diplomat, is a former ambassador to the U.S. and former foreign secretary. Jammu and Kashmir DDC polls: Over 43 per cent votes polled till 1pm 1 day ago Jammu and Kashmir District Development Council elections: All you need to know 1 day ago 50% voter turnout in 4th.

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Victoria Schofield has managed to write an extraordinary book. Out of some 1, books on Kashmir 'Kashmir in the Crossfire' is an even-handed, carefully researched work of history that traces the political development of Kashmir right up to There's little about Victoria Schofield inside, but a great deal about Kashmir and Kashmiris/5(20).

In the book, Lamb argues that Kashmir’s accession to India in was invalid because the people of Kashmir were not consulted at the time and their desires were never take into consideration by the Maharaja.

He maintains that the actions of the Indian army in. Kashmir Problem – Background Kashmir was a princely state being ruled by Hari Singh at the time of the partition.

It was originally sold to the Dogra family by the British Raj. Kashmir being a Muslim majority was believed to be a part of Pakistan after people were to decide their fate.

The Kashmir problem was sought not to be resolved by dialogue but by bloodshed not by force of reason but by the reason of force. The option of plebiscite to settle the dispute of Kashmir was originally suggested by the Indian leadership in when the dispute arose over the accession of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir both Lord File Size: 65KB.

The Kashmir problem As long as the territory’s existence was guaranteed by the United Kingdom, the weaknesses in its structure and along its peripheries were not of great consequence, but they became apparent after the British withdrawal from South Asia in   Most of these books are travelogues written by early visitors to Kashmir.

These books used to be out of reach of common readers and could only be found in labyrinth of some great library. Or, due to antiquity of these books, were priced out of reach of curious readers. The poets also haunt Salman Rushdie’s Kashmir novel, Shalimar the Clown, and appear in Kashmir: The Case for Freedom, by writers including Arundhati Roy.

Her Author: Preti Taneja. PUBLISHED March 2, SinceIndia and Pakistan have been locked in conflict over Kashmir, a majority-Muslim region in the northernmost part of India. The mountainous, 86,square-mile. The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict over the Kashmir region, primarily between India and Pakistan, with China playing a third-party role.

The conflict started after the partition of India in as both India and Pakistan claimed the entirety of the former princely state of Jammu and is a dispute over the region that escalated into three wars between India and Pakistan.

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was one of these princely states. India missed a golden opportunity to solve the Kashmir problem at that time when it Pakistani troops as prisoners of war and about 5, square kilometers of territory in the Pakistani Punjab, from where a million people had fled.

This book narrates what took place. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Chari, A.S.R. Kashmir problem. New DElhi M. Kalimulla, (OCoLC) Online version: Chari, A.S.R. Kashmir is an ethnically diverse Himalayan region, covering aro sq miles ( sq km), and famed for the beauty of its lakes, meadows and snow-capped mountains.

Kashmir is home to a number of ethnic and religious groups, and any sustainable resolution would need to take into account the aspirations of all Kashmiris.

4 I The Princely State of Jammu & Kashmir We shall begin by discussing the origins of the independence movement in Kashmir. There are two propagated pre histories of the Kashmir Valley. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir: According to historic scripture, written by Kalhana in the mid century, the valley of Kashmir was formerly a great rishi.

The reason for the latest turn for the worse (or ‘update’, as is written in the title) for the ‘Kashmir problem’ was a statement given by the prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on the decision made by the government out of principle to give Gilgit-Baltistan ‘provisional status’ as.

Genre/Form: Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Documents on Kashmir problem. New Delhi: Discovery Pub. House, (OCoLC) Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said that elections were not the solution to the “Kashmir problem” and the Indian government needs to hold a dialogue with the people of the region and Pakistan.

Speaking at a press conference in Srinagar, Mufti added that the problem in Kashmir will persist as long as there are nine lakh soldiers posted in the union.

The Kashmir Problem “Kashmir, the most picturesque and fascinating area, known for its beauty, gardens, gentle and docile people has been reduced to a region of ghosts and death because of the devious means adopted by Pakistan to incite the people by.

I would suggest the book titled "Kashmir: A Case for Struggle" which is a collection of essays and one poem. In it, the piece titled "The Story of Kashmir" by Tariq Ali may help you understand to a certain extent about the topic.

There are other e. Here are five books to read to understand Kashmir’s protracted crisis 1. Paradise at War: A Political History of Kashmir by academic Radha Kumar traces the territory’s political evolution from.

Kashmir Dispute”. Another book The State of Martial Rule () by Ayesha Jalal focuses more on the origin of Pakistan‟s political economy and the extra burden of Kashmir dispute on newly born Pakistan.

Jalal argues about the expense incurred during the partition era and the unsettled dues. A new book names Jawaharlal Nehru as the main “culprit” responsible for creating the Kashmir problem, highlighting how Nehru, moved by idealism, had agreed for a joint communique to reiterate the commitment to plebiscite.

Kashmir, region of the northwestern Indian subcontinent. Claimed by both India and Pakistan, the region has remained a source of tension since the partition of and was the focus of two wars between them. The region is administratively partitioned along a de. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said elections are no solution to the Kashmir problem and called for a dialogue between India and Pakistan to address the issue.

She also accused the BJP-led. Kashmir, officially referred to as Jammu and Kashmir, is an 86,square-mile region (about the size of Idaho) in northwest India and northeast Pakistan so breathtaking in physical beauty that Mugal (or Moghul) emperors in the 16th and 17th century considered it an earthly paradise.

The region has been violently disputed by India and Pakistan. The book is an informative one to understand how the intelligence agencies operate, cooperate, and counter-operate not just in Kashmir but worldwide.

The book is also an informative piece to understand certain events of our time - particularly the fifteen years span between and Reviews:   The following are the list of books although it is not a complete list.

Prem Nath Bazaz – History of Struggle For Freedom in Kashmir The Valley of Kashmir by Walter Lawrence Sheikh Abdullah – Aatish-e Chinar [Flames of the Chinar; English] The Kas.

The Kashmir dispute dates from The partition of the Indian sub-continent along religious lines led to the formation of India and Pakistan.

However, there remained the problem of. In Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years, co-written with journalist Aditya Sinha, Dulat explains his “mission”. “If anybody has any doubts about the path I took – of talking, talking, talking – and how unbeatable dialogue is as both a tactic and a strategy then I will tell them what Agha sahib (Kashmiri educationatist Agha Ashraf Ali) said to me — you were sent to disrupt the Kashmir.

Kashmir, showing that even within Pakistani Azad Kashmir only roughly half of the population would choose to be a part of Pakistan (Bradnock 28). This drastic difference between the Pakistani and Indian Kashmiris has been attributed to observations about the Muslims in the.

Kashmir, a mountainous valley that borders Pakistan and India, has been a center of conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries since the partition of British India.BOOK REVIEW - The Lost Rebellion: Kashmir in the nineties by Manoj Joshi Published by Penguin, Excerpts from a review by Ashok Bankar Recently, I started researching the subject of Kashmir.

After the gazette notification of Mawhich lays down the rules for domicile status, under the amended Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) .