Download Demystifying Kashmir by Navnita Chadha Behera PDF

By Navnita Chadha Behera

ISBN-10: 0815708599

ISBN-13: 9780815708599

ISBN-10: 0815708602

ISBN-13: 9780815708605

The Kashmir factor is sometimes forged as a "territorial dispute" among belligerent pals in South Asia. yet, there's even more to the tale than that. "Demystifying Kashmir" argues that spotting the wealthy, complicated, and multi-faceted personality of Kashmir is critical not just for knowing the structural motives of this clash, but additionally for offering possibilities to set up a simply, achievable, and lasting resolution.

Show description

Read or Download Demystifying Kashmir PDF

Similar diplomacy books

American Policy toward Israel: The Power and Limits of Beliefs

This publication explains the institutionalization of approximately unconditional American aid of Israel in the course of the Reagan management, and its patience within the first Bush management by way of the contest of trust structures in American society and politics. Michael Thomas explains coverage alterations over the years and offers insights into what situations may perhaps bring about lasting adjustments in coverage.

The EU-Thailand Relations: Tracing the Patterns of New Bilateralism

Because the mid-1990s a brand new overseas coverage improvement referred to as new bilateralism has been observable regardless of the generally stated political and fiscal benefits of multilateralism. This hugely theoretical, in-depth learn opens dialogue of the results of recent bilateralism for diplomacy.

The Complete Art of War

Accumulated the following during this 4-in-1 omnibus are an important books ever written at the artwork of warfare. The paintings of struggle through sunlight Tzu translated and commented on by means of Lionel Giles, On battle by means of Carl von Clausewitz, The artwork of conflict by means of Niccolò Machiavelli, and The paintings of battle by way of Baron De Jomini. those 4 books provide you with as whole a view at the paintings of conflict as you could reach.

Soviet Relations with India and Vietnam

India and Vietnam were the 2 significant foci of Soviet international relations in Asia some time past 30 years. relatives with India point out luck in development immense hyperlinks among a communist superpower and a terrible parliamentary democracy. relatives with Vietnam are vital for reading hyperlinks among the best communist powers and an important Asian communist energy, which has performed an widespread half in a single of the main dramatic conflicts considering international warfare II.

Extra info for Demystifying Kashmir

Example text

Moreover, Kashmir was allowed to retain important cultural symbols such as its own flag and political titles such as wazir-i-azam instead of chief minister for the elected head of the government, and sadar-i-riyasat instead of governor for the head of state. Nehru endorsed the idea of convening a separate Constituent Assembly to determine the future of Dogra rule and to draw up the state constitution. Kashmir’s special position was further cemented by the Delhi Agreement of 1952, which abolished hereditary rulership, vested residuary powers in the state, continued special citizenship rights for “state subjects,” permitted the state to fly a separate flag alongside the national flag, and, subject to certain restrictions and limitations, extended to Kashmir provisions of India’s constitution regarding fundamental rights, emergency powers of the president, and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

Nehru had clearly gone a long way in accommodating Kashmiri sensitivities by adapting the Indian constitution to suit their special requirements. This strategy paid rich dividends. Sheikh Abdullah’s opening speech to the Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly makes it clear that the nature of the Indian state— which by comparison with Pakistan was far more compatible with the vision of Naya Kashmir (New Kashmir), the National Conference’s political manifesto of 1944—was what clinched the National Conference decision to accede to India.

First, the Muslim population of Jammu and Kashmir was not wedded to its religious identity so was not homogeneous in that sense. The Muslim leadership overlooked the fact that the political class’s primary allegiance was to Kashmir rather than Islam. Second, the predominant sentiment in the Kashmir Valley was a strong opposition to feudal practices, and the National Conference was fighting that battle. Pakistan was concerned not so much about being incomplete without Kashmir as about seeing a Muslim-majority state voluntarily opting to join India.

Download PDF sample

Demystifying Kashmir by Navnita Chadha Behera

by Brian

Rated 4.14 of 5 – based on 46 votes