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Understanding Kashmir and Kashmiris

Author: Christopher Snedden
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The seemingly intractable Kashmir dispute and the fate of Kashmiris throughout South Asia and beyond are the twin themes in Snedden's meticulously researched book.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Snedden
ISBN: 9781849046213 1849046212
OCLC Number: 938003294
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; List of Tables; List of Maps; Introduction; Part One: Important Antecedents; What is Kashmir? Who are Kashmiris?; The prestige of 'Kashmir'; The historical and strategic context for the British; The Sikh Empire and Punjab; Jammu and Jammuites; Part Two: Jammu and Kashmir, 1846-1947; The sale of Kashmir and the creation of J The British in India and the greater region after 1846; Consolidating the princely state; Ongoing British strategic concerns re India's and J & K's neighbours. What the Dogras did not controlChallenges to Dogra rule; Part Three: From Princely State to Disputed State; The structure of India and J & K in 1947; The situation in August 1947; Hari Singh's vacillation and its effects; J & K becomes an international issue; A contentious accession; The 'People's Plebiscite'; Part Four: Contemporary, and Divided, J J & K's five regions; Indian J Pakistan-Administered J Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Azad Kashmir); Northern Areas/Gilgit-Baltistan; Significant challenges to J & K's post-1949 status quo; 1950: Dixon and the possible break up of J & K. From 1954: India no longer interested in People's Plebiscite1960: Indus Waters Treaty; 1962 China-India war-and subsequent rivalry; 1963: China-Pakistan Border Agreement; 1965: second India-Pakistan war; From 1965: China and Pakistan become allies; 1971: third India-Pakistan war; From the early 1980s: Siachen Glacier; From 1988: Kashmiris' anti-India uprising; 1998: India and Pakistan confirm their nuclear capabilities; 1999: the Kargil 'war'; 2001: Terrorism; 2005: Opening the LOC to J Part Five: Resolving the Kashmir dispute; Attempts to Resolve the Kashmir dispute. The Official Positions of India and PakistanThe India-Pakistan 'trust deficit'; Since 1947: an increasing desire for independence; One way to resolve the Kashmir dispute: Let the People Decide; Conclusion; Appendixes; Appendix I: The Mountains of, and around, J Appendix II: Maharajas of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir; Appendix III: Rules for Visitors to Kashmir; Appendix IV: Wars in, or over, Jammu and Kashmir since 1947; Appendix V: Districts of Jammu and Kashmir; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Christopher Snedden.

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`A major contribution . . . [the] most authoritative modern history of Jammu and Kashmir.' 'In his readable explanation of the complexities of Kashmir, Christopher Snedden works on a large canvas Read more...

 
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