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The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics

Author: Ayesha Jalal
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a probing biography of her native land, Ayesha Jalal provides a unique insider's assessment of how the nuclear-armed Muslim nation of Pakistan evolved into a country besieged by military domination and militant religious extremism, and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ayesha Jalal
ISBN: 9780674052895 0674052897 9780674979833 0674979834
OCLC Number: 875999872
Description: xii, 435 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: 'speak, for your lips are free' --
From minority to nation --
Truncated state, divided nation --
A sprawling military barrack --
Pitfalls of martial rule --
Toward the watershed of 1971 --
The rise and fall of populism --
Martial rule in an Islamic garb --
Democracy restored? --
A geostrategic riddle --
Entangled endgames --
Epilogue: overcoming terror.
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Ayesha Jalal's many-years-in-gestation magnum opus... She is more surgical than most Pakistanis in her diagnostic observations.--Khaled Ahmed"Newsweek" (01/13/2015) The book deserves to be translated Read more...

 
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