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xxii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: A train to Pakistan
  • Fury
  • Jinnah and Jawaharlal
  • Madhouse
  • Pakistan murdabad!
  • Indian summer
  • Off the rails
  • "Stop this madness"
  • Ad hoc jihad
  • Himalayan quagmire
  • The last battle.
Describes how a cycle of rioting and violence leading up to the partition of India and birth of Pakistan resulted in brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing on both sides of the border, creating a divide between India and Pakistan that persists decades later.
Green Library
xxxi, 372 pages, [16] pages of plates : maps, illustrations ; 20 cm
  • The insurgency
  • Nationalism
  • Kashmir
  • Bangladesh
  • The bomb
  • Democracy
  • The army
  • The Musharraf years.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Bennett Jones' market-leading account of this critical modern state includes fresh material on the Taliban insurgency, the Musharraf years, the return and subsequent assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and the unlikely election as president of Asif Ali Zardari. Praise for the first edition "The world has a stake in what happens in Pakistan. How great a stake, this book makes compellingly clear."-Robert M. Hathaway, Wilson Quarterly "[A] lucid and sobering examination. . . . Owen Bennett Jones has delivered a well-crafted, clear, balanced and often quite lively account that should be immensely useful."-Thomas W. Lippman, Washington Post Book World Owen Bennett Jones was BBC correspondent in Pakistan and is now correspondent in Asia for the BBC World Service. He has written for the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Independent, the London Review of Books, and Prospect magazine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300154757 20181015
Green Library