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Apocalyptic realm : jihadists in South Asia

Author: Dilip Hiro
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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This hard-hitting and timely book explores the roots of militant Islam in South Asia and how it has grown to become a source of profound global alarm. By meticulously tracking the rise of the jihadist movement from its initial violence in Afghanistan in 1980 to the present day, Dilip Hiro challenges conventional narratives of the roles of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Soviet Union, the United States, and India. He  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dilip Hiro
ISBN: 9780300173789 0300173784
OCLC Number: 747331883
Description: ix, 355 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Sufi connection --
Afghanistan and Pakistan --
The Afghan trap --
The rise and rise of the Taliban --
Target Kashmir --
India, Israel, and America --
Liberating Indian Kashmir --
Zia ul Haq : the Islamist dictator --
Indian Muslims amidst Hindu revivalism --
Pakistan's jihadists --
A corrupt regime, a vengeful Taliban --
Afghanistan : a second Vietnam --
Fighting extremism --
Apocalyptic futures.
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