Oxford History for Pakistan

Author: Peter Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0195777549

Category: Pakistan

Page: N.A

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Constitutional and Political History of Pakistan

Author: Hamid Khan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195979756

Category: Law

Page: 522

View: 9697

This book analyzes constitutional development in Pakistan from its conception to the present day. It provides a case-by-case account of constitution making in Pakistan, and the inclusion of all pertinent documentation makes this essential reading for the student of law and politics. It also provides a liberal, humanitarian reading of the travails of law members and the role of politicians and bureaucrats in the implementation of the law.
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The History of Pakistan

Author: Iftikhar Haider Malik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313341370

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 8304

A history of the Indo-Muslim nation proves an overview of the area, a discussion of the pre-Pakistan history of the region, the coming of Islam, and the political history of the nation from independence throught the 2008 elections.
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History & Politics 1947-1971

Author: M. Rafique Afzal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195475159

Category: History

Page: 490

View: 7213

This work is a comprehensive account of the history and politics of Pakistan from its inception to its breakup, which resulted in the establishment of Bangladesh. It encompasses with depth and precision all the developments in politics, economy, and foreign relations that help in understanding the historical process. It throws light on the democratic and military systems that have governed Pakistan since its commencement and analyses the reasons for their collapse. It examines many other related phenomena like attempts to frame a Constitution and the military action in East Pakistan, and thereby evolves a study of Pakistan's history which is many faceted and illuminating.
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Crossed Swords

Pakistan, Its Army, and the Wars Within

Author: Shuja Nawaz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 655

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Based on 30 years of research and analysis, this definitive book is a profound, multi-layered, and historical analysis of the nature and role of the Pakistan army in the country's polity as well as its turbulent relationship with the United States. Shuja Nawaz examines the army and Pakistan in both peace and war. Using many hitherto unpublished materials from the archives of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, as well as interviews withkey military and political figures in Pakistan and the United States, he sheds light not only on the Pakistan Army and its US connections but also on Pakistan as a key Muslim country in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods. In doing so, he lays bare key facts about Pakistan's numerous wars with India and its many rounds of political musical chairs, as well as the Kargil conflict of 1999. He then draws lessons from this history that may help Pakistan end its wars within and create a stablerpolitical entity. Visit http://www.shujanawaz.com for more information about Shuja Nawaz.
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Fighting to the End

The Pakistan Army's Way of War

Author: C. Christine Fair

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199892709

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

View: 1799

Pakistan's army has dominated the state for most of its 66 years. It has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India to revise the maps in Kashmir and to resist India's slow but inevitable rise. To prosecute these dangerous policies, the army employs non-state actors under the security of its ever-expanding nuclear umbrella. The Pakistan army started three wars with India over Kashmir in 1947, 1965, and 1999 and failed to win any of them. It has sustained a proxy war in Kashmir since 1989 using Islamist militants, some of whom have now turned their guns against the Pakistani state. The Pakistan army has supported non-Islamist insurgencies throughout India as well as a country-wide Islamist terror campaign that have brought the two countries to the brink of war on several occasions. Despite Pakistan's efforts to coerce India, it has only achieved modest successes. Even though India vivisected Pakistan in 1971, Pakistan continues to see itself as India's equal and demands the world do the same. The tools that the army prefers to use, non-state actors under a nuclear umbrella, has brought international opprobrium upon the country and the army. In recent years, erstwhile proxies have turned their gun on the Pakistani state itself and its peoples. Why does the army persist in pursuing these revisionist policies that have come to imperil the very viability of the state itself, from which the army feeds? This volume argues that the answer lies, at least partially, in the strategic culture of the army. From the army's distorted view of history, the army is victorious as long as can resist India's purported hegemony and the territorial status quo. To acquiesce is defeat. Because the army is unlikely to abandon these preferences, the world must prepare for an ever more dangerous future Pakistan.
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A History of Pakistan

Author: Roger D. Long

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199400249

Category: History

Page: 888

View: 7001

Although Pakistan may be a new state in an historical context, it possesses an ancient legacy and culture. This volume examines the history of Pakistan from its archaeological heritage and origins in the Islamic civilization in South Asia to its political, economic, and social characteristics since 1947. The dynamics of its volatile history have been conditioned by its chequered constitutional development. It has produced vivid and forceful leaders, both civilian and military, from the Bhuttos-Zulfikar Ali and his daughter Benazir-to the string of military rulers who have governed the country, namely, Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, Zia ul-Haq, and the last military dictator, Pervez Musharraf. Religious and class differences and regional forces tear at the fabric of the nation and hinder the development of a stable democratic regime. In spite of these persistent retrograde forces, there is a remarkable commitment among the progressives and the educated of the country to move it forward. Pakistan possesses a remarkable history through its interplay of regional and economics forces, through wars and civil wars, through being a 'Front-Line State', and through nuclear confrontations in the form of nuclear tests performed by Pakistan as well as its neighbour India. This volume is a rich and authoritative guide to those turbulent decades as well as to the history of the Indian subcontinent.
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The Oxford History of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880417

Category: Religion

Page: 768

View: 7434

Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.
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Urban Pakistan

Frames for Reading and Imagining Urbanism

Author: Khalid W. Bajwa,Ali Khan

Publisher: OUP Pakistan

ISBN: 9780199063376

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

View: 7975

Urban Pakistan provides an essential resource for the fields of urban studies, sociology, anthropology, history, analysis, design, planning, management and policy. It synthesises important but dispersed writings and their associated bibliographies, and identifies gaps that are patched by new works.
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The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History

Author: Ayesha Jalal

Publisher: OUP Pakistan

ISBN: 9780195475784

Category: History

Page: 1200

View: 954

The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History has attempted to tackle a monumental and difficult task of compiling all aspects of Pakistani history which has been a hotly contested site for historians, students, as well as the general educated populace. The volume contains approximately 900 entries on a wide-range of topics written by well-known contributors possessing expertise in the relevant topic. Attempt has been made to make the Companion as user-friendly as possible.
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The China-Pakistan Axis

Asia's New Geopolitics

Author: Andrew Small

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190210753

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 6146

China and Pakistan have been each other's only 'all-weather friend' for decades, but the relationship remains little understood. Small recounts the history of the Sino-Pakistani axis, including details on its most sensitive aspects, such as China's dealings with the Taliban and its support for Pakistan's nuclear programme. Today this relationship plays a central role in Asia's geopolitics, with ramifications for Afghanistan, India, Asia as a whole, and the West. Finally, Small discusses the dilemma China faces in maintaining its current relationship with Pakistan.
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Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan

his life and times

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 5277

No individual in the history of Pakistan--indeed, few people in modern history--have achieved greater popular power or suffered so ignominious a death as Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Bhutto's political rise and fall were so meteoric that his name became a legend in the land he once ruled. Indeed, a full decade after his execution his continuing popularity ensured the election of his daughter, Benazir, to the premier position he once held. As she campaigned in Sind and Punjab, the crowds cried "Jiye Bhutto!"--"Bhutto Lives!"--and the Bhutto they meant was Zulfi. Zulfi Bhutto of Pakistan tells the story of this remarkable life in a vivid, insightful narrative. Written by Stanley Wolpert, a leading authority on South Asia and the author of the acclaimed biography Jinnah of Pakistan, the volume traces the life of this remarkable figure from the colorful days of his feudal ancestors to his imprisonment and hanging at the hands of a military dictatorship. Bhutto, Wolpert writes, was a charismatic and contradictory man, a microcosmic reflection of Pakistan itself--a nation born out of division with India which later fell victim to its own internal split with the creation of Bangladesh. Wolpert follows him from his privileged youth in British-ruled India, to his years as a student at USC and UC Berkeley (where he sported a thin moustache, shiny two-tone shoes, and proved a keen, if rakish, fraternity brother), to Oxford and back to Pakistan. Bhutto climbed to the heights of power with amazing swiftness, winning a seat in the central Cabinet of Pakistan at the unprecedented age of thirty. Wolpert weaves Pakistan's turbulent politics and repeated wars with India together with Bhutto's ambitious maneuvering, tracing his rise to Foreign Minister, the founding of his own political movement, and finally leadership of the nation. The story of Bhutto's sometimes brilliant, sometimes quixotic career is a fascinating one, and Wolpert tells it well, through Bhutto's triumphant years in the mid-1970s, the military coup in 1977, and his treacherous imprisonment and execution in 1979. Like the nation he embodied, Bhutto led a sprawling, ambitious, and tragic existence. Wolpert's intensively researched, engagingly written account captures the scheming, the grandeur, and the contradictions of one of modern history's most fascinating figures.
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The Great Partition

The Making of India and Pakistan, New Edition

Author: Yasmin Khan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300233647

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2349

A reappraisal of the tumultuous Partition and how it ignited long-standing animosities between India and Pakistan This new edition of Yasmin Khan’s reappraisal of the tumultuous India-Pakistan Partition features an introduction reflecting on the latest research and on ways in which commemoration of the Partition has changed, and considers the Partition in light of the current refugee crisis. Reviews of the first edition: “A riveting book on this terrible story.”—Economist “Unsparing. . . . Provocative and painful.”—Times (London) “Many histories of Partition focus solely on the elite policy makers. Yasmin Khan’s empathetic account gives a great insight into the hopes, dreams, and fears of the millions affected by it.”—Owen Bennett Jones, BBC
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Purifying the Land of the Pure

A History of Pakistan's Religious Minorities

Author: Farahnaz Ispahani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190621656


Page: 224

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In Purifying the Land of the Pure, Farahnaz Ispahani analyzes Pakistan's policies towards its religious minority populations, both Muslim and non-Muslim, since independence in 1947.
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Making of librarianship in Pakistan

presentation volume to honour Prof. Dr. Anis Khurshid on his retirement

Author: Anis Khurshid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789694040080

Category: Libraries

Page: 126

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Pakistan's Foreign Policy

A Reappraisal

Author: Shahid M. Amin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195798012

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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"The book is based on the author's personal observations and analysis during thirty-nine years of diplomatic service as Pakistan's Ambassador and Special Envoy to various countries around the world."--Back cover.
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Pakistan, the Roots of Dictatorship

The Political Economy of a Praetorian State

Author: Hassan Nawaz Gardezi,Jamil Rashid

Publisher: N.A


Category: Debts, External

Page: 394

View: 1492

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