Pakistan

The Afghanistan Papers: a Secret History of war

Analyzing 20 years of US-Afghan war

Book Name: The Afghanistan Papers : A Secret History of the War Author: Craig Whitlock  The crashing of hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and on Pentagon on September 11, 2001, by the reported hijackers of Al-Qaeda alarmed the Americans about their safety in this isolated continental mainland which had not faced any direct […]

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Pakistan, strategy, grand. India, book,

Steering Pakistan in a zig zag World

Book Name: Pakistan and a World in Disorder : A Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century Author: Javid Husain Pakistan with a 250 million population having an area of 882000 square kilometers is the second largest South Asian country by area. With its independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, Pakistan has been an important

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Pakistan, a hard country, book, Anatol Lieven,

Pakistan, a hard and diverse country

Book Name: Pakistan: A Hard Country Author Name: Anatol Lieven First published in 2012 at a time when Pakistan was facing a relenting spate of terrorism across the country, the book values the importance of Pakistan as a state with a huge Muslim population, and a strong standing army equipped with nuclear weapons.  The Islamic

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the politics of sport in South Asia, book, cricket, politics, history,

Cricket politics: interplaying in grounds of South Asia

Book Name; The Politics of Sport in South Asia Editors; Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, and Kingshuk Chatterjee Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and even barbaric tribes had some notion of sport, leisure, and physical activities. Their conception varied according to their level of civilization and mental growth but one thing was common among them, they believed in

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Media as Politics in South Asia, book, channels, TVs, media,

Media as arbiter between masses and state

Book Name: Media as Politics in South Asia Editors: Sahana Udupa, Stephen McDowell Can we imagine a society that is immune or at least less influenced by the impact of media both traditional and non-traditional?  Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad were the media of their times hymning to the war heroes. The same techniques and tactics

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Contrasts and contradictions in 3 Societies

Contrasts and contradictions in 3 Societies

Book Name; Identity, Conflict, and Politics in Turkey, Iran and Pakistan Editors: Olivier Grojean, and Gilles Dorronsora Pakistan, Iran and Turkey are the three major countries of the Muslim world.  With a 394 million population in total, the three Muslim countries have always been a roller coaster of world political wrangling. Three have always remained

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South Asia in World History , book, Marc Jason Gilbert,

The trans-historical South Asia!

Book Name: South Asia in World History Author: Marc Jason Gilbert The geographical landmass of South Asia from ancient times has been a cradle of religions and civilizations. This landmass with its diverse natural, cultural, and historical singularity holds a unique place in world history and politics. From the cuisine, science, and dressing to the architectural

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China, India, Pakistan, destruction, fire, nuclear weapons,

Mutual mistrust on sure doomsday

Book Name; South Asia’s Nuclear Security Dilemma; India, Pakistan and China. Author; Lowell Dittmer The book cover with an image of computer lab in light darkness very precisely depicts the nature of south Asian politics and security. Any slight mistake or clicking the wrong key on the computer keyboard may wrought destruction up on them!!

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South Asian Politics: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

The politics of South Asia

Book Name; South Asian Politics: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal Author Name: Paul Brass The South Asian chunk of land is home to more than one billion people whose living standards are almost touching or below the poverty line.  Three major South Asian countries, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh which were the former part

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India, foreign policy, drifting, book,

Drifting foreign policy of India

Book Name: Subcontinental Drift: Domestic politics and India’s Foreign Policy (South Asia in World Affairs) Author’s Name: Rajesh Basrur The labyrinthine image in the book implicitly conveys the meaning of the complexity of South Asian politics.  How and why India’s desire to be a super or at least a regional power is restricted by some

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