Himalayan Frontiers of India: Historical, Geo-Political and Strategic Perspectives (Google eBook)
Taylor & Francis US, Dec 15, 2008 - Political Science - 240 pages
The Himalaya, which is a great natural frontier for India, symbolises India’s spiritual and national consciousness. The Himalayan region displays wide diversity of cultural patterns, languages, ethnic identities and religious practices. Along the Himalayas converge the boundaries of South and Central Asian countries, which lend a unique geopolitical and geo-strategic importance to this region.
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of historical, geo-political and strategic perspectives on the Himalayan Frontiers of India. Drawing on detailed analyses by academics and area specialists, it explains the developments in and across the Himalayas and their implications for India. Topics such as religious extremism, international and cross border terrorism, insurgency, drugs and arms trafficking are discussed by experts in their respective field. Himalayan Frontiers of India will be of interest to scholars in South and Central Asian studies, International Relations and Security Studies.
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The book is wonderful throwing lights on different perspectives of Himalayan Mountains serving as frontiers, water shade, battlefield for Great Game players and a connecting bond for different adjoining cultures and societies of Central Asia, Jammu and Kashmir, Xinjiang and Tiber. A wonderful compilation by K. Warikoo, the book surely serves purpose of a textbook for anyone wanting a deeper look into geopolitics of Kashmir and beyond.
it sucked. never reading it again. :(
TransHimalayan trade and cultural movements through Kashmir and Ladakh 18461947
2 Great Game on the Kashmir frontiers
3 The Gilgit dimension of the Kashmir frontier
Strategic challenges and opportunities in the twentyfirst century
5 Strategic dimensions of the transHimalayan frontiers
Evolution of a border
7 The Northern Areas of Jammu and Kashmir
Contours and challenges of crossborder terrorism
9 Tibet and the security of the Indian Himalayan belt
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