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The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics, Ayesha Jalal

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The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics
Title
The struggle for Pakistan
Title remainder
a Muslim homeland and global politics
Statement of responsibility
Ayesha Jalal
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Established as a homeland for India's Muslims in 1947, Pakistan has had a tumultuous history that has unfolded in the vortex of dire regional and international conflicts. Beset by assassinations, coups, ethnic strife, and the breakaway of Bangladesh in 1971, the country has found itself too often contending with religious extremism and military authoritarianism. Now, in a probing biography of her native land amid the throes of global change, Ayesha Jalal provides an insider's assessment of how this nuclear-armed Muslim nation evolved as it did and explains why its dilemmas weigh so heavily on prospects for peace in the region. Attentive to Pakistan's external relations as well as its internal dynamics, Jalal shows how the vexed relationship with the United States, border disputes with Afghanistan in the west, and the conflict with India over Kashmir in the east have played into the hands of the generals who purchased security at the cost of strong democratic institutions. Combined with domestic ethnic and regional rivalries, such pressures have created a siege mentality that encourages military domination and militant extremism. Since 9/11, the country has been widely portrayed as a breeding ground for Islamic terrorism. Assessing the threats posed by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as American troops withdraw from Afghanistan, Jalal contends that the battle for Pakistan's soul is far from over. Her definitive biography reveals how pluralism and democracy continue to struggle for a place in this Muslim homeland, where they are so essential to its future.--
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Jalal, Ayesha
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil-military relations
  • Democracy
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
  • Geopolitics
  • Pakistan
  • Pakistan
Label
The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics, Ayesha Jalal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: 'speak, for your lips are free' -- From minority to nation -- Truncated state, divided nation -- A sprawling military barrack -- Pitfalls of martial rule -- Toward the watershed of 1971 -- The rise and fall of populism -- Martial rule in an Islamic garb -- Democracy restored? -- A geostrategic riddle -- Entangled endgames -- Epilogue: overcoming terror
Control code
FIEb17618782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780674052895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 019927718
  • (Uk)016881537
  • (OCoLC)875999872
Label
The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics, Ayesha Jalal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue: 'speak, for your lips are free' -- From minority to nation -- Truncated state, divided nation -- A sprawling military barrack -- Pitfalls of martial rule -- Toward the watershed of 1971 -- The rise and fall of populism -- Martial rule in an Islamic garb -- Democracy restored? -- A geostrategic riddle -- Entangled endgames -- Epilogue: overcoming terror
Control code
FIEb17618782
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 435 pages
Isbn
9780674052895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 019927718
  • (Uk)016881537
  • (OCoLC)875999872

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