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India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan
The First Fifty Years


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Selig S. Harrison, Paul H. Kreisberg, Dennis Kux, Paul Brass, John Adams, Sonalde Desai, Katharine Sreedhar, Robert LaPorte Jr, Marvin Weinbaum, Anita Weiss, Sumit Ganguly, Thomas Thornton, Stephen Philip Cohen
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  • Date Published: March 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521645850

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  • One fifth of the world's people live in India and Pakistan. Looking back on their first fifty years of independence, leading specialists on South Asia assess their progress and problems, their foreign and defense policies and their relations with the United States. The three coeditors, who compare the achievements of India and Pakistan in a perceptive introductory overview, combine journalistic, diplomatic and academic experience. Selig S. Harrison, author of India: The Most Dangerous Decades, served as South Asia Bureau Chief of the Washington Post. Paul H. Kreisberg is a former Deputy Chairman of the State Department's Policy Planning Council. Dennis Kux, author of India and the United States: Estranged Democracies, is a former Director of the India Desk in the State Department. Harrison and Kreisberg are Senior Scholars of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Kux is a former Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow.

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    'The book is an excellent reader on South Asian affairs, especially for anyone with a particular interest in one of the two states but with less knowledge of the other. it is also a fine résumé of developments over the first fifty years and can thus be strongly recommended as an acquisition for any South Asia collection.' International Quarterly for Asian Studies

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521645850
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Selig S. Harrison, Paul H. Kreisberg and Dennis Kux
    Part I. India:
    1. Politics: democratic progress and problems Paul Brass
    2. Economics: much achieved, much to achieve John Adams
    3. Society: growth and inequity Sonalde Desai and Katharine Sreedhar
    Part II. Pakistan:
    4. Politics: a nation still in the making Robert LaPorte Jr
    5. Economics: misplaced priorities, missed opportunities Marvin Weinbaum
    6. Society: progress and challenges Anita Weiss
    Part III. Foreign and Security Policy:
    7. India: policies past and future Sumit Ganguly
    8. Pakistan: fifty years of insecurity Thomas Thornton
    9. The US India, and Pakistan: retrospect and prospect Stephen Philip Cohen.

  • Editors

    Selig S. Harrison, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC

    Paul H. Kreisberg

    Dennis Kux


    Selig S. Harrison, Paul H. Kreisberg, Dennis Kux, Paul Brass, John Adams, Sonalde Desai, Katharine Sreedhar, Robert LaPorte Jr, Marvin Weinbaum, Anita Weiss, Sumit Ganguly, Thomas Thornton, Stephen Philip Cohen

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