Synopsis: : A History of Pakistan and its Origins
A History of Pakistan and its Origins is a comprehensive, detailed and fully up-to-date Study of one of the most diverse volatile and strategically significant Countries in the World today.
Born in turmoil barely half a century ago, Pakistan seems to be in an interminable pursuit of its own identity and at the same time finds itself a pivotal player in world politics. Its short existence has witnessed much : Four coups d'etat; the rise of Islam as a power; tensions between ethnic, Religious and Separatist movements; the Kashmir conflict and the near constant War footing with India.
Written by an internationally renowned team of scholars, A History of Pakistan and its Origins covers historical, social, economic, Political and religious aspects of this fascinating Country and includes an up-to-date and in-depth analysis of recent events.
Christophe Jaffrelot is Director of CERI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) and a Researcher at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France. Among other works, he has edited Pakistan : Nationalism , without a Nation? (Zed Books, 2002) and The BJP and The Compulsions of Politics (co-edited, OUP India, 2001).
'Will challenge traditional history. Interesting and recommended reading.' - Choice
'Jaffrelot and his distinguished team make clear that Musharrafs attitude to the Islamist agenda is fraught with ambiguity and irony.' - International Affairs