The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012
The Kashmir Dispute 1947–2012 traces the complex history of this long- standing issue, and the political discontent and dissent surrounding it— relating especially to the question of the accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union of India. The book opens with a critical and insightful introduction based on recently published material, which illuminates the multitudinous issues and resolutions relating to Kashmir in a holistic manner. It then delves into the intricacies of the Kashmir problem with a collection of the author’s articles published over the last five decades in various dailies, journals, and books, bringing to light many hitherto unknown or forgotten issues and facts relating to the troubled history of the state. The articles, divided thematically into three major headings, namely, The Indo–Pak Dispute, The US and Kashmir, and The Endgame. They provide a critical perspective on the issues that are raised. The book concludes with a selection of both archival and contemporary documents, which highlight some important episodes in the history of the formation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and provide a background to the current political reality.
A. G. Noorani is an Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and a leading constitutional expert and political commentator. He is a regular columnist for the Frontline Magazine published in India and the author of numerous books, including: Islam, South Asia and the Cold War (2012), Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir (2011), Jinnah and Tilak: Comrades in the Freedom Struggle (2010), India-China Boundary Problem 1846-1947: History and Diplomacy (2010), Indian Political Trials 1775-1947 (2006), Constitutional Questions and Citizens’ Rights (2006), The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record (2003), Islam and Jihad: Prejudice versus Reality (2003), and The Babri Masjid Question 1528-2003: ‘A Matter of National Honour’, the last one is in two volumes.
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