India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad (Asian Security Studies)

India, Pakistan and the Secret Jihad (Asian Security Studies)

By: Praveen Swami (author)Hardback

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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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About Author

Praveen Swami is Chief of Bureau and Deputy Editor of Frontline Magazine, New Delhi, where he has covered the insurgencies in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, as well as defence, intelligence and internal-security related issues. He has published several articles in academic journals on the subject of the jihadist war.


1. Introduction 2. The Informal War 3. The Master Cell 4. Al-Fatah 5. Years of Retreat and Revival 6. The War of Many Fronts 7. The Nuclear Jihad 8. Towards Peace

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780415404594
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780415404594
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0415404592

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