war, non-state actors, south Asia, Pakistan,

Franchising war to non-state actors

Book Name; Gambling with Violence, State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and in India. Author; Yelena Biberman. Yelena Biberman took the microcosm of two South Asian nuclear countries of India and Pakistan to show the macrocosm to its readers: why the two South Asian neighbours are out sourcing the violence to the ordinary civilians, criminals …

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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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Netting the Terrorism in South Asia

Book Name; The Politics of counter-terrorism in India, Strategic Intelligence and National security in South Asia. Author; Prem Mahadevan A good read for those interested in the Indian politics after Mumbai attack, 2008. The India blame on Pakistan for providing “necessary support” to the perpetrators of these attacks further strained the already tensed relations between …

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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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