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Kashmir : Behind the Vale

M J Akbar

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ISBN 10: 8174362509 / ISBN 13: 9788174362506
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Contents: Introduction. I. The ripples of falling empires: 1. The Rishi and the Raja. 2. Of human, and inhuman, bondage. 3. Crosscurrent affairs: a dream come true. 4. Bud Shah: days of flowers. 5. Delhi Durbar: the end of independence. 6. The end of independence. 7. The politics of stability. 8. Kabul and Lahore: a bitter century. 9. He who wishes to climb. II. Love, politics and other tragedies: 1. A tide, rising at his feet. 2. Eloquence and freedom. 3. Nehru, Abdullah, Jinnah: the triangle of hopes. 4. A basket of apples. 5. Do not disturb. 6. The will of the people; the wont of the powers. III. Cold blood: 1. Clause 7, article 370 and a three-nation theory. 2. The puppets of Allah. 3. An answer to their prayers. 4. Thorns. Select bibliography. Index. "Kashmir lies at the edge of India's borders and at the heart of India's consciousness. It is not geography that is the issue; Kashmir also guards the frontiers of ideology. If there was a glow of hope in the deepening shadows of a bitter partition, then it was Kashmir, whose people consciously rejected the false patriotism of fundamentalism and made common cause with secular India instead of theocratic Pakistan. Kashmir was, as Sheikh Abdullah said and Jawaharlal Nehru believed, a stabilising force for India. Why has that harmony disintegrated? Why has the promise been stained by the blood of rebellion? M.J. Akbar, the celebrated author of India: The Siege Within, Nehru: The Making of India, Riot After Riot and The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity delves deep into the past for the roots of Kashmiriyat, the identity and culture that has blossomed within the ring of mountains for thousands of years. He records Kashmir's struggle in the century to first free itself from feudal oppression and then enter the world of modern India in 1947. Placing the mistakes and triumphs of those early, formative years in the perspective of history, the author goes on to explain how the 1980s have opened the way for Kashmir's hitherto marginalised secessionists. Both victory and defeat have their lessons; to forget either is to destablise the future. Kashmir and the mother country are inextricably linked. India cannot afford to be defeated in her Kashmir." 232 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 49169

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Title: Kashmir : Behind the Vale

Publisher: Roli Books

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Kashmir lies at the edge of India’s borders and at the heart of India’s consciousness. It is not geography that is the issue; Kashmir also guards the frontiers of ideology. If there was a glow of hope in the deepening shadows of a bitter partition, then it was Kashmir, whose people consciously rejected the false patriotism of fundamentalism and made common cause with secular India instead of theocratic Pakistan. Kashmir was, as Sheikh Abdullah said and Jawaharlal Nehru believed, a stabilising force for India. Why has that harmony disintegrated? Why has the promise been stained by the blood of rebellion? M.J. Akbar, the celebrated author of India: The Siege Within, Nehru: The Making of India, Riot After Riot and The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity delves deep into the past for the roots of Kashmiriyat, the identity and culture that has blossomed within the ring of mountains for thousands of years. He records Kashmir’s struggle in the century to first free itself from feudal oppression and then enter the world of modern India in 1947. Placing the mistakes and triumphs of those early, formative years in the perspective of history, the author goes on to explain how the 1980s have opened the way for Kashmir’s hitherto marginalised secessionists. Both victory and defeat have their lessons; to forget either is to destablise the future. Kashmir and the mother country are inextricably linked. India cannot afford to be defeated in her Kashmir.

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M J AKBAR, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of India’s first global newspaper, The Asian Age, a multi-edition daily, he revolutionized Indian journalism in the 70's and the 80's by successfully launching and establishing the weekly magazine Sunday and the daily newspaper, The Telegraph. He took a brief detour into politics with his election to the Indian Parliament in Nov 1989 but returned to his first passion, writing and editing, in 1993.He acknowledges elsewhere his Kashmiri Brahmin roots of centuries ago, though he is now descended from Kashmiri Muslims.

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