India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad: The Covert War in Kashmir, 1947-2004

1st Edition

Praveen Swami

Routledge
Published November 11, 2013
Reference - 272 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415648462 - CAT# Y143477
Series: Asian Security Studies

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Summary

India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad explores the history of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent conflict which exploded after 1990 was not a historical discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what was by then a five-decade old secret war.

Praveen Swami addresses three key issues:

  • the history of jihadist violence in Jammu and Kashmir, which is examined as it evolved from 1947-48 onwards
  • the impact of the secret jihad on Indian policy-making on Jammu and Kashmir, and its influence on political life within the state
  • why the jihad in Jammu and Kashmir acquired such intensity in 1990.

This new work will be of much interest to students of the India-Pakistan conflict, South Asian politics and security studies in general.

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