Books on History

books you should read about South Asian History.

nuclear, program, Pakistan

Pakistan, 2nd Nuclearization of South Asia

Book Name; Pakistan Pathway to Bomb, Ambitions, Politics and Rivalries Author; Dr. Mansoor Ahmed Khan Even before the 1971 war and separation of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), Pakistani establishment was thinking about a nuclear program. However, President General Ayub Khan turned down the proposal of his Foreign Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto to start a nuclear …

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Hindutva, Naxalites, violence, extremism, India,

Violence for Peace?

Book Name; Ordinary people Extra ordinary Violence, Naxalites and Hindu Extremists in India.  Author; Chitralekha The book cover with an Eye Image carrying red and saffron colours explicitly coveys the subject matter of the book.   The violence and extremism of the Naxalites bloody politics and communal violence of Hindu extremists against Muslims and other …

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USA, missionary British India,

8430 miles 150 years ago!

Book Name; Gender, Religion and Heathen lands: American Missionary Women is South Asia, 1860s-1940s Author: Maina Chawla Singh. There has always been a deep sense into the intelligentsia of the former colonized states to know about their past, something not given to them by their colonial masters. How and when they were colonized. What was …

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Progressive, Indian, movements,

Words that rejuvenates.

Book Name; Literature and Politics in the age of Nationalism; The Progressive Episode in South Asia, 1932-56 Author; Dr. Talat Ahmed. The literary movement in British India to inspire and educate Indian peoples through writings about humanity, equality and social evils was left oriented and anti-imperialistic and anti-colonialism in nature. Any social, literary or economic …

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circles, coups, Bangladesh,

Bangladesh, the Circle of Coups.

Book Name; Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: International Relations and Regional Tensions in South Asia. Author; Kathryn Jacques. The book in review provides an analytical study of Bangladesh with its immediate neighbour India and former West Pakistan (now Pakistan) from whom it seceded in 1971 war.  The 15 years period from 1975 to 1990 is considered …

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